How to start a career in data science: The ultimate guide



Thinking of starting a career in data science? Here’s everything you need to know about choosing a career in this field.

If you’re considering a career in data science you might be feeling confused about all the buzzwords used in this particular industry.

Taking the first step can be daunting, so we’ve compiled a list of our favourite resources to help you get started. Here you’ll find information and advice on the various data science occupations available as well as how to secure your first data science role.

This guide will give you everything you need to figure out which path in data science is best for you.

Narrow down your data science options

Know the difference between a data engineer and data architect? We shed some light on the sometimes confusing world of data science. Data science is set to shape our future, but what do all the different job titles mean?

Preparing for a career in data science

A fast evolving area of tech, Nikki Van Ommeren a data scientist from payments platform Adyen, shares her thoughts on how data science will shape the future.

10 different data science job titles and what they mean

If, like many, you’re confused about the different roles available in data science, here’s a comprehensive overview of 10 different data science job titles and the benefits of each one.

Essential data science training

With such a range of data science courses on offer, how do you know which path to take? We’ve broken it down for you.

Data science training doesn’t have to be expensive, but you need to know which qualifications will best get you noticed.

Kick start your data science career with these 4 affordable online courses

Not sure how to find the right resources for data science skilling up? Discover the most affordable online data science courses.

Python or R? Which one is better for data scientists or data analysts?

The question of whether Python or R is better for data scientists or data analysts is a common one. Learn where to start.

The interview process and securing a job

Once you’re fully trained and have chosen the data science role you would like to go for, there are a few essential things you need to know. Data science roles are on the rise and competition is heating up.

How to prepare for and thrive in a data science interview

Discover how you can best prepare for your data science interview. Laura Mitchell, Lead Machine Learning Scientist at Bumble shares her top tips.

Red flags to look out for before accepting your first data science job

If you’re just out of university and searching for your first role in data science, make sure you can identify any employment concerns with these top tips.


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