Many thanks to my colleague Ruth Donnelly for this post on careers in data science and if you’re interested look our for the Data Talent Scotland event happening later in March – Rebecca
There has been an exponential explosion in number of jobs relating to data science and this is only likely to continue growing, so it may be worth a closer look.
What roles are involved in big data?
Data analyst – understands demands of business and able to integrate that with data
Data engineer – software development skills, builds and maintains systems
Data scientist – high powered maths and statistical skills
Ideally data scientists combine all 3 roles. You need to be able to (or be able to quickly learn how to) program, be comfortable with the software used in data analytics (3 most common are Python, R and MATLAB) and, importantly be able to understand…
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