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Data scientists are information technology professionals who are responsible for interpreting large amounts of raw data. They are an invaluable part of organizations and are often found in commerce, government and technical and scientific services. Data scientists often work on teams with other technology professionals. As they obtain more experience, they may qualify for senior data scientist roles.
Depending on their specific role and years of experience, a data scientist may:
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, data scientists fall under the larger category of computer and information research scientists. Employment for these professionals is projected to grow 16 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Rapid growth in data collection by businesses is expected to substantially increase the need for data-mining services.
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