5. Jobs in data science

Data architect

Average salary: $100,432

A data architect builds and maintains the company’s database systems. He works with database administrators and data analysts and makes plans to integrate, secure, and maintain the company’s information.

He is responsible for creating database solutions, preparing design reports, and monitoring the systems.

Skills needed to become a data architect:

  • Applied math and statistics
  • Data visualization and data mining
  • RDMSs (relational database management systems) or foundational database skills
  • Database management system software, especially Microsoft SQL Server
  • Databases such as NoSQL and cloud computing
  • Hadoop technologies, like MapReduce, Hive, and Pig
  • Information management and data processing on multiple platforms
  • Machine learning

Programming languages:

  • Python and Java, as well as C/C++
  • Operating systems, including UNIX, Linux, Solaris, and MS Windows
  • Application server software, especially Oracle

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