Data Science has been described as the “sexiest profession of the 21st century”, and “best job of the year” more than once. It pays well, it is challenging, and most importantly — it is making a real change.
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If you are already reading this, you are probably flirting with the idea of learning Data Science. Maybe you know a lot about it, but lack the technical challenge, or you are a complete beginner and need to know more about this curious industry.
In this article, we will do a deep dive into the learning, working, benefits, and challenges of Data Science, as our Data Science Bootcamp admissions are currently open. And most importantly, how to land a much-desired Data Science job in the Austrian capital.
What is Data Science and why is it so important?
Described in the most simplistic way, Data Science is about solving complex problems with machine learning algorithms. This in the long run helps make a big impact on business. A Data Scientist extracts analyze, visualizes, manages, and stores data to create insights. That helps companies make important decisions based on powerful data-driven learnings. It is safe to say that Data Science is rational and logical, in a world of intuition and risk-making.
And although different companies use different technologies, and Data Scientists usually have a vast portfolio of skills in the books the Harvard Business Review says “the dominant trait among data scientists is an intense curiosity — a desire to go beneath the surface of a problem, find the questions at its heart, and distil them into a very clear set of hypotheses that can be tested”.
The word “scientist” might come off as scary. But you don’t need a PhD in Physics or Microbiology to be a Data Scientist. In fact, most of the Data Scientists working today are formally trained in computer science, math, or economics. They can come from a field that has a strong data and computational focus.
Formal education, however, even though more thorough, often is time-consuming and not flexible enough for such a fast-paced industry.
Fortunately, nowadays there is plenty of opportunities for emerging Data Scientists. There are online schools, academies, and even the syllabuses of prestigious universities that are available for free. Brainster is one of the best options you have.
You will learn from the top data scientists in the industry starting from database management and data analytics to machine learning and big data. The academy is built for those looking to get into complex data analysis, modelling, and master python. It lasts for 6 months, and the next academy is starting on September the 1st 2020. Before the start of the academy, participants have a preparation period of 300 hours, starting in June.
In the last 5 years, Brainster has been working to create Bootcamps with a life-changing experience for the students. You can be a part of an educational program with 9000+ alumni and a success rate of 85% of hired students that finished the Bootcamp. Save your spot on the way to future proof your career.
Benefits & Industry Advantages
There are many benefits and advantages to working as a Data Scientist in Austria.
First and foremost, it pays well. According to Glassdoor reviews last updated on March 9, the average salary of a Data Scientist in Austria is 43.542 EUR per year.
Another huge perk is the fact that Data Scientists are a very valued asset to every company. The expertise of data Scientists is very treasured, but good Data Scientists still aren’t that easy to find. More businesses at the same time realize how valuable Data Scientists are for the progress of their companies in the long run.
For companies, a Data Scientist is an evolved role that came from the role of a business or data analyst. The training or background might be similar between these professions, but what puts the Data Scientist on the #1 spot in the eyes of business owners is the business mindset.
Good Data Scientists don’t just pinpoint and address the problems in a business, but they pick the problems that have the greatest value to the company.
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Speaking of good Data Scientists, the demand for them is steadily going up. On the other hand, the supply has a strong deficit. There are always unfilled job positions. This happens because of the lack of people with the required skill set, and the growing importance of Data to businesses. The lack of supply doesn’t come just from the field of Data Science. There aren’t professionals from other fields who can be flexible and fill out a Data Science role. Sometimes finance and accounting professionals can mine and extract data, most of them don’t adapt to this industry.
As a matter of fact, there are 167 data scientist Jobs in Vienna only on Glassdoor at this moment. And the number is growing.
Another big benefit is that Data Scientists are in the driver’s seat. Since there is such great demand, as a Data Science professional, you can try out a diverse range of job possibilities and be able to pick. You can choose whether you want. Maybe something that pays well is more challenging, makes a difference to society, or just makes you love your job.
It is amazing for your overall thinking and career adaptability. Working with amazing amounts of data, you become data-driven and able to make educated arguments in other spheres of your life as well.
Your skillset will be rich. To become a Data Scientist, you will be fluent in analytics, statistics, visualization, coding, communication, predictive modeling, etc. That is a lot of skills for one resume 😊.
Finally, being a Data Scientist is challenging work. It needs knowledge, a competitive spirit, curiosity, and an organizational mindset. But what makes it challenging, also makes it rewarding.
If you have ever thought about a future-proof career in Data Science, have a look at our remote Bootcamps.