By definition as per Wikipedia, Data science is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms, and systems to extract understanding and insights from many structural and unstructured data. Data science is related to data mining, machine learning, and big data.
BSc in data science is a three-year duration program and is a career-oriented program. This course aims at providing knowledge students about various aspects of Applied Statistics, Data Mining, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Visualization across various sectors. The course also aims at providing skilled professionals that have the ability to understand, collect, analyze, and predict the given set of data to solve the major problems.
-Immense intellectual curiosity
-Good numerical skills
-Expertise in programming languages
-Passion for problem-solving
-Interested in innovations and learning new things
-Good critical thinking
–Good communication skills
Graduated students have the capability to perform and conduct data-driven investigations by managing all types of data. Students are made to understand the concept and understanding of data science and data analytics. Students are also taught the basic techniques and procedures to analyze quantitative and qualitative data to arrive at solutions.
Some top colleges offering this course are:-
Data science is one of the trendiest jobs and thus it gives a reason to give a thought to pursue a career in this field. Below listed are job profiles for a graduate in data science:-
Data Scientist:-Data scientist is responsible for providing information from a set of data and suggesting solutions to those problems.
Business Analyst:- Business analyst is responsible for analyzing the business-related data and provide help in decision making keeping minds the other competitions.
Data Solution Analyst:- Data solution analyst is responsible to collect information from the clients and maintain the data and provide recommendations.
Data Mining Engineer:- Data mining engineer is responsible for creating and enhancing the statistical data to analyze a large set of data.
Database Administrator:- Database administrator is responsible for planning, designing, migrating, monitoring the data.
Data Architect:- Data Architect is responsible for maintaining the solid structural database of the company containing all information of the company.
Statistical Analyst:- Statistical analyst is responsible for collecting valuable information from the data which can be used by Business Analysts and Data Scientists for the decision-making process.
Business Intelligence Analyst:- Business intelligence analyst is responsible for transforming a large set of data into valuable information that will hold a business value. They also analyze trends and help in business growth.
CRM analyst:- CRM analyst is responsible for evaluating client-related data which will help to maintain the relationship with clients.
US is considered to be the IT hub of the world. There is a huge need for data scientists and many US-based companies also hire data scientists. Below mentioned are some national and international companies that hire data scientists:-
The starting salary of a Data scientist is Rs 8 LPA, a Senior data scientist earns Rs 17-18 LPA, a Business analyst earns around Rs 6 LPA, a Data architect earns around Rs 19LPA. Thus the salary depends on the job role you play, experience, and the company you are working for.
You can either get a job and get settled or go for higher studies. You can go for:-
And many more…
The future of Data scientists is wide and clear as there is a huge demand for data scientists not only in India but across the globe. Thus one can expect a huge career growth in this field.