A burgeoning area of IT employment, managing, measuring and understanding data is key to the tech industry. But how do you become a data scientist?
It’s a valid question, considering recent reports of the entire realm of Big Data being a major recruitment area in 2015.
Business intelligence and data analysis has driven Irish IT employment figures up, with overall professional job vacancies up almost a quarter on this time last year.
Software programming knowledge, strong business minds, the ability to explain complex things to people not quite initiated in the depth of projects, there are many strings to a data scientist's bow.
DataCamp has designed a step-by-step infographic that outlines the main areas behind becoming a data scientist, which we have included below.
It lists everything from the importance of knowing how to code – languages like Python or Ruby, for example, can help a great deal – as well as keeping in the loop and joining groups of like-minded enthusiasts, to stay on top of the game.
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