In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Accessing, cleaning, and analyzing industry or company data to guide your employer’s decision making.
- Building and training machine learning models to reliably predict future trends based on past data.
In your job search, you may find job listings for this career under different titles. You can find some examples of these, as well as more information about this career, at Career One Stop.
Typically requires a bachelor’s degree, although some employers prefer to hire candidates with a master’s degree. Obtaining a master’s degree can make you eligible for careers with greater responsibility and higher salaries in this career pathway, if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of a master’s degree.
Certification is not required, but could make employers more likely to hire you or offer you a higher salary.
You may be eligible for the following certifications:
Licensure is not required to work as a Data Scientist.