After being dubbed “sexiest job of the 21st Century” by Harvard Business Review. Data science has stirred the interest of the general public. Many people are intrigued by the job and wonder how they themselves can become data scientists. There are so many tools, courses, and applications for folks to learn data science, but let’s face it: for someone unfamiliar with the field, all these options can seem like a jungle of complex information.

So,here in this article i will try to give you guys a basic overview of a data scientist.

Basic introduction to the data science.

Who is a data scientist?

  • A data scientist is a professional responsible for collecting, analyzing and interpreting extremely large amounts of data. The data scientist role is an offshoot of several traditional technical roles, including mathematician, scientist, statistician and computer professional.

Skills needed for the job:

  • Programming Skills.
  • Statistics.
  • Machine Learning.
  • Multivariable Calculus & Linear Algebra.
  • Data Wrangling.
  • Data Visualization & Communication.
  • Software Engineering.
  • Data Intuition.

Salary of a data scientist: Lyft offers the highest base salary for Data Scientists ($167K). Followed by Facebook ($159K) and Amazon ($151K). WalMart had two positions open paying a base salary of $117K . The national average salary for a Data Scientist is ₹708,012 in India.

The average data scientists salary is ₹708,012. An entry-level data scientist can earn around ₹500,000 per annum with less than one year of experience. As your experience and skills grow, your earnings rise dramatically as senior-level data scientists around more than ₹1,700,000 a year in India!


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