In every career path we choose for ourselves, we are bound to encounter certain challenges.
A career in Data Science is no different. In a career as a data Scientist you need to make
data backed decisions for corporations. They are looking for highly skilled data scientists
who know what they are doing and have the potential to make choices for their business.
Such choices will be backed by data and will help in predicting (rather deciding) an unrivalled
success for their corporation.
How to ensure success
Success in a career as a data scientist is based completely on your determination to learn
everyday, inculcate new skills and build a strong foundation to raise your career. Here is a
list of skills and habits you must possess to ensure success as a data scientist:
1. A strong knowledge of mathematics and statistics. This is the foundation on which
you can develop your career as a data scientist.
2. Data Scientists have to be an expert in the art of processing data. There are
terabytes of data available that need preparation and processing.
3. Someone with impeccable focus.
4. Someone who loves sitting in front of the screen for long hours and getsomething
productive out of that time.
5. Technology fascinates you, but it doesn't control you.
6. You are proficient in programming languages.
7. Familiarity with the usage of data science tools.
If you have these skills, or if you are ready to inculcate these skills you are not very far from
becoming a successful data scientist.
Data Science is a high paying field requiring skills that not many possess. There is virtually
no competition and anyone who has the requisite skills can carve out a great career.
A high paying career:
We looked at data by Payscale to find out how much a data scientist can earn in India. The
figures that came out were remarkable. If you are a fresher joining as an entry level data
scientist, you can easily earn above Rs. 300,000. The skilled data scientists with years of
experience in their resume can earn as much as Rs. 20,00,000. This is merely a basic
number. With big MNCs and corporations a data scientist in India can earn an even larger
This high paying job will only get better over the years. As you get more experience, you get
more skills, your earnings are bound to increase. In fact, with data science there is no limit to
what you discover, learn and even earn. With the right mindset and consistent practice it is
not impossible to become a successful data scientist.