5. Jobs in data science


Average salary: $80,021

A statistician is required to have an understanding of the changing market trends, collecting them, analyzing them, and converting that information into a useful format. As the name suggests, they must have a very strong background in statistics.

A statistician is a term that was earlier used for data scientists. So basically their work is very similar. A data scientist is just a level higher.

Skills needed to become a statistician:

  • Mathematical ability and computer literacy
  • A clear understanding of statistical concepts: descriptive and inferential
  • Analytical skills
  • Programming skills: R
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate results and findings to non-statisticians
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to each and every detail and mistake

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