The Data Science Industry- Who Does What

Sanchita Lobo

March 30th, 2016

Often many people are confused about the designations and roles in the datascience industry. This week we thought we would try and help you understand the industry better. We stumbled upon this interesting article written by Darya Niknamian, on Dataconomy that gives a clear picture on who is who in the Analytics and Big Data industry.

In the article, the author elaborates on all the levels in this industry such as Data Analyst, Data Engineer, Data Scientist, Statistician, Database Admin, Data and Analytics Manager and Business Analysts along with a mention of the skillsets for each level and the companies that hire people with the particular profile. It is good to note that there are so many profiles one can look into to enter the Analytics and Big Data industry, be it an Engineer, a programer, a statistician or even an MBA student.

Also in the article Data Scientist, Thomas Wiecki advises the younger generation to spend time learning their basics, as this can help them understand the core concepts better. Something for all you data scientists to ponder upon

You can read the entire article here.

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