Data Scientist

Average Salary
£27,040
Job Forecast
+8%
Currently Employed in Scotland
11,770
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What is a Data Scientist

The job involves collecting statistics and transforming them into new business opportunities for clients.You can help a retailer get a better understanding of their audience or identify product trends for an e-commerce website.

Top 3 tasks:

  • Identify the latest data trends and help businesses make money.
  • Stay on top of analytic techniques like machine learning and text analytics.
  • Collect data and turn it into a useable format.

Getting in and Qualifications

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Data Scientists usually have a basic understanding of data collection and pattern recognition.

Studying for a degree in statistics or mathematics can also help your chances of becoming a Data Scientist. A Graduate Apprenticeship in Data Science offers a route into this role.

Another route is through a Modern Apprenticeship in IT and Telecommunications, focused on data analytics, which could help to improve your knowledge and experience.

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Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.