What is a Data Scientist?
We’re the ones who collect, analyze and interpret data, and we tend to be very good with numbers and coding. To dig deep for more data and insights, we also create algorithms and predictive models, and develop A/B testing for campaigns.
“I’m a curious person and I don’t settle for the first answer I see – I keep digging for more. I love exploring data and trying to understand why people do and say the things they do. We live in a world with more data than ever, and combing through it is pretty exciting.”
Thinking about becoming a Data Scientist?
Explore some of the skills you’ll need to prepare for the role.
- Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data to produce insights
- Presentation skills
- Communication skills
- Educational background in finance, business, or marketing
- Ability to use different analytical software like Excel, Google Analytics, Power BI
If you think a job as a Data Scientist might be right for you, print off your Job Report and take it to a parent, teacher or guidance counsellor to talk about what your next steps should be.