What Does a Data Scientist Really Do?

10 minute read Data science is a relatively new field. While some of what data science entails has been around for a long time (think math…since at least 1923…not sure, I’m not good with history), it has only been over the last several decades that data, math and computing have been able to join forces in a glorious triumvirate called data science. So, if you are a data scientist then your daily routine must be all about programming, stats and working with big data sets, right? Well, yes and no. A career path in data science is going to be much more nuanced than that. Your career can be very different depending on what industry you work in, what company you work for and how you want your career to develop. In short, being a data scientist will mean your day to day can be as diverse as the problems you solve…and since data scientists solve all kinds of problems, that is pretty damned diverse.

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