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Three Signs that you SHOULD BE a Data Scientist!

Posted by Amreeta on Jun 1, 2016 10:01:55 AM

Want to take advantage of the hottest career opportunities, but not sure how? You’ve probably heard enough about the emergence of Big Data, and Analytics. But did you know that that there is a growing and MASSIVE deficit of number of analysts in Healthcare, Clinical Research and IT?

The healthcare industry, for centuries, has been dependent on efficient databases for large amounts of health care data (population statistics, cancer/disease related data, epidemiological data.

Data Scientists are in huge demand because this vast amount of data helps businesses achieve competitive differentiation in their products and services.

Data Scientists create workflows that turn data into analysis that decision makers rely on for profitable actions. They use a combination of creative storytelling, statistical perspective and domain expertise to do so.

The term “data scientist” can be applicable in any and every field these days. Why go towards Wall Street (though we’re not stopping you!), when you can work for the big Pharma companies out there with similar perks and benefits? 

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Regardless of where you are headed, there are some telltale signs that almost all data scientists possess:

  1. Numbers intrigue you

 It’s not just about numbers anymore.  You are naturally perceptive towards trends and anomalies. You understand that data has meaning. Investigating hypotheses in clinical research such as the prevention of disease. That’s called forecasting. You’re thinking like a Data Scientist without even realising it!

  1. You are a great communicator

 What’s the one thing that industry employers look for? Communication! People need to be able to talk to clients and present what problems have to be solved. Brainstorming and thinking the solution out is a big part of Data Science. Did you know that writing out each and every step in plain English is called Pseudo code? Algorithms is another major component of Data Science which starts from that basic concept. 

  1. You like to stay current with technology

The truth of the matter is that technology is constantly rising. According to Cisco, (http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/internet-of-things/iot-products.html) by 2020, there will be more than 50 billion smart connected devices in the world, collecting, analyzing and sharing data. If you really want to know how technology works, Data Science is your best bet as it combines data visualization, analysis and computer science fundamentals. 

 

Do you possess any or all of the above traits? Believe it or not, that’s seriously all it takes to get started! These, coupled of course, with lots of passion and dedication. There’s a reason that Data Scientists are one of the most demanded professionals today.

 If you think you have it in you but not sure how and where to get started, give Sollers a call today (331-999-0005) - it might change your life! 

 



 

Topics: Data Science