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Learn About Being a Data Scientist

What Does a Data Scientist Do?

  • Research and develop statistical learning models for data analysis.
  • Collaborate with product management and engineering departments to understand company needs and devise possible solutions.
  • Keep up-to-date with latest technology trends.
  • Communicate results and ideas to key decision makers.
  • Implement new statistical or other mathematical methodologies as needed for specific models or analysis.
  • Optimize joint development efforts through appropriate database use and project design.

Typical Salary

  • Common salary in US: $130,792 yearly
  • Typical salaries range from $89,236 - $191,700 yearly
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Salary Distribution
yearly $89,236 $191,700

Common Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math or related field
  • 7+ years' practical experience with SAS, ETL, data processing, database programming and data analytics
  • Extensive background in data mining and statistical analysis
  • Able to understand various data structures and common methods in data transformation
  • Excellent pattern recognition and predictive modeling skills
  • Experience with programming languages such as Java/Python an asset

Example Data Scientist Job Description

Our leading data management and integration organization is currently in need of a Data Scientist to join our fast-growing team. The ideal candidate will be intricately involved in running analytical experiments in a methodical manner, and will regularly evaluate alternate models via theoretical approaches. This is the perfect opportunity for the successful candidate to become a part of an innovative and energetic team that develops analysis tools which will influence both our products and clients.