How to Become a Data Scientist in 8 Easy Steps

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Our friends over at DataCamp just came out with a cool new infographic entitled “Become a Data Scientist in 8 easy steps.” This hits home to a lot of people who are trying to enter this new industry hoping to satisfy a lot of unfilled job openings. The question is how best to make this transition. The useful infographic below will help answer this question by outlining the process of becoming a data scientist:

  • Get good at stats, math and machine learning
  • Learn to code
  • Understand databases
  • Master data munging, visualization and reporting
  • Level up with Big Data
  • Experience, practice and meet fellow data scientists
  • Internship, bootcamp or get a job
  • Follow and engage with the community

These are all excellent tips, so examine the infographic carefully for more detail. You too can become part of the “sexiest job of the 21st Century!”

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  1. To become a specialist you need:
    1 . Databases – These are the places where data is stored so that the information can be further used to be analyzed.

    2. Data engineering – It is the act of viewing data through different sides so that impactful insights can be retrieved

    3. Visualization – Imprinting the theory of information into a visual form for better understanding