Ok, so we all know that there is this big demand for data scientists world over. Many of you are aspiring to become one, but are not quite sure if you have what it takes. As Anjul Bhambhri, vice president of big data products at IBM, says, “A data scientist is somebody who is inquisitive, who can stare at data and spot trends. It’s almost like a Renaissance individual who really wants to learn and bring change to an organization.”
Well we at Jigsaw have here a simple test for you. Answer the questions below and see if you have what it takes to be a data scientist.
If you answered yes to the above questions then you definitely have the innate qualities of a data scientist. Well done. That’s half the battle! Now let’s see if you have the academic background, technical skills and expertise that’s needed to make a career in data science.
If you answered yes to all of these it’s fantastic! Get going. Start applying for the coveted data science jobs.
If you answered no to a few of them, don’t despair. Perhaps you can invest in obtaining these skills and getting the relevant experience. The reality is, that there is a huge demand for analytics professionals and the industry is slated for exponential growth over the next decade. Gain the skills you need….the jobs are waiting.