Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Could I be a data scientist?” If you have, you’re in luck because we’re here to help! Take our fun quiz to see if you should land yourself a job in one of the most popular, future proof STEM careers around!
Ahhh… So what actually is data science?
Data science is all about extracting value from data to help organisations, institutions and governments make smart, data-supported decisions. This is done by combining things like statistics, scientific methods and data analysis.
Data scientists need to have skills in mathematics (especially statistics) as well as computer science.
It’s important to point out that these STEM professionals don’t just read and interpret data. It’s their job to uncover insights from the data and make predictions, then communicate this to their employer.
Data scientist resources
Interested in this study and career path? Read and watch these!
- Year of the data science jobs
- Profile: Caitlin Apcar – Data science student at Macquarie University
- So, you want a next-gen data science gig? Live Webinar recording
- Want a data science job? Find out how from a real-life data scientist
Careers with STEM: Data Science
We also put together a special edition on data science. Have a flip through to soak up all the inspo!
Data Scientist Job Kit
And last but not least, check out our Data Scientist Job Kit. It’s filled with insights, info and advice on data science careers. It’s free to download, so what are you waiting for?
Author: Louise Meers
Louise is the production editor for Careers with STEM. She has a journalism degree from the University of Technology, Sydney and has spent over a decade writing for youth. She is passionate about inspiring young people to achieve their biggest goals and build a better future.