A career in data science could be one of the most rewarding in the market right now.
Here are 5 practical reasons why you should embark on your career in one of the hottest fields in the market right now!
- High Demand for Data Scientists
A cursory look at any job listing website will tell you that careers in data science are in high demand now. In fact, nearly 50% of employer respondents to the 2021 Randstad Tech Talent Expectations Survey said that data science is one of the top tech specialisations that they are looking out for. Furthermore, it is projected that data science and analytics will create roughly 11.5 million more jobs by 2026.
- Great Networking Opportunities
Data scientists bring value to companies by providing data-derived insights to business problems. Since they are involved in solving overarching business problems that companies face, they have ample opportunity to work closely with high-level executives and build highly beneficial connections.
- Become a Great Asset to Businesses
Internet users generate about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day, and this is just a subset of the amount of information that could be harnessed to innovate and streamline business operations. Arguably, as part of Industry 4.0, data is the most valuable asset that businesses have, and data scientists play a crucial role as a strategic partner and trusted advisor to management on how data could be best utilised.
Furthermore, by working closely with data in different industries, data scientists will be able to build up domain knowledge which could improve their exit opportunities.
- Ample opportunity for Remote Work
For those who have become accustomed to working from home over the pandemic, a career in data science is an excellent opportunity. This is one career where there is no shortage of tools and platforms that will enable you to excel even without a physical office space.
- Work in a Quickly Evolving Fast-Paced Field
Due to the large volume of data that presents itself in different ways, there are many applications of data science that are utilized to make use of data in different ways for various problems. New emerging fields in data science such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Automation and Blockchain could have many different exciting applications, and data science is one field in which those who love self-improvement can expect to find many opportunities for life-long learning.
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