Data scientists must have a range of mathematical and analytical skills, as well as business acumen. Big data scientists analyze and integrate multiple data sets and make recommendations based on their findings.
Experience in programming languages — commonly Python or Java — is often required, as is a Ph.D.
Typical duties of a data scientist
- Gathering and processing raw data
- Providing insights and analytics to leaders in order to support business decisions
- Developing and applying metrics and prototypes that can be used to drive business decisions
- Identifying emerging trends and opportunities for business growth