Tips for aspiring Data Scientists!
About Data Scientists
As Big Data has started to make waves we are now also witnessing a new job title data scientist.
For every Big Data problem, the solution often rests on the shoulders of a data scientist. The role of the data scientist is similar in responsibility to the Wall Street “quants” of the 80s and 90s – now, these data experienced are tasked with the management of databases previously thought too hard to handle, and too unstructured to derive any value.
The Sexist job of the 21st century!
Thomas Davenport and D.J. Patil talked about the data scientist in their October 2012 Harvard Business Review article: Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century. Job trends data from Indeed.com confirms the rise in popularity for the position, showing that the number of job postings for data scientist positions increased by 15,000% between the summers of 2011 and 2012.
Tips for aspiring Data Scientists
- How the business works
- How it collects its data
- How it intends to use this data
- What it hopes to achieve from these analyses.
Categories: Big Data