Data Scientists are people who know how to extract meaning from and interpret data by using various tools and methods, like statistics and machine learning. They spend a lot of time in the process of collecting, cleaning, and munging data, because data is never clean. This process requires persistence, statistics, and software engineering skills—skills that are also necessary for understanding biases in the data, and for debugging logging output from code.
Whether you have no idea what you want to do, have a vague idea, or are ready to get started, we have the resources to help you get there.
Here are a few real-word examples of jobs and people working in this industry right now.