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How to become a data scientist? A beginner’s step-by-step guide to entering into the data science field.

how to become a data scientist

Data Science is an evolving field of this decade, and it’s a good idea to jump into it. The role of a data scientist is impactful, and you can change the world with it.

According to Glass Door, the average salary of a data scientist (2021) is $121,120 in the United States. The high pay and increasing demand for data scientists signify there is a very secure career in this field.

Let’s dive into the main topic.

How to become a data scientist after 12th?

Being a data scientist is a high-profile job that requires you to be skillful. It requires a lot of patience, hard work, and dedication to become a good data scientist. Let’s break the steps down.

A Degree in Data Science Field

A skilled individual doesn’t lag behind not having a bachelor’s degree.

Although, you will require academic credentials to gain initial trust, it is a rare and an undefined path to work as a data scientist with only your skills.

A data science degree can help you get an initial weight with guidance from industry experts, and learn in and out of data science tools.

Master relevant skills

As a data scientist, you’ll work with data. It is a good idea to sharpen your skills related to the field. You must be good at few programming languages that are used frequently in the data science field.

Learn about Databases, database systems, data warehousing, ETL tools, data analytics, and a grasp of machine learning concepts. We have a detailed blog on this topic.

Get an entry-level data analytics job

A data scientist is a critical job role of a doctor. You should not expect to work as a data scientist straight. It’s advisable to join a rising data science field as an intern.

Slowly, you’ll gain trust with the company, and with guidance from experts and experience, you can be promoted to your dream job, and grow.

Prepare for data science interviews

Competition is natural in the field of data science. Prepare yourself for core questions in this field. Work on your communication skills, and learn to confidently answer the question. Revise your academic syllabus, take crash courses, and get ready to accept early rejections.

A message from Sunway College

Considering the rising demand in the data science field in Nepal. We have introduced a BSc (Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. Our specialized course with an academic partnership with Birmingham City University (BCU), will cover topics on Computer programming, data structures, cyber security, artificial intelligence, neural networks, and all topics that will be helpful in your career as a data scientist. Moreover, our team of field experts will guide you with their industry experience. Feel free to learn more here.

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