Quiz: Could I be a data scientist?

Should I be a data scientist?

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!

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

Should I be a data scientist?

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?

Louise Meers

Author: Louise Meers

Louise is Careers with STEM’s digital content strategist. 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.


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