Data scientists continue to be in demand in the world of work as more organisations complete their digital transformations and realise the power that their new data might hold. If you’re considering a career in data science, keep these trends in mind.
A data scientist helps organisations make the most of their data by unlocking the insights held in these vast swathes of unorganised numbers.
The impact that rapid digitisation is having on the data science sector is far-reaching and, as a result, these roles and skillsets are in high demand.
In its simplest form, a data scientist hunts through massive amounts of unstructured and structured data to provide insights and opportunities to help business’ meet specific needs and goals.
A data scientist wears many different hats. For example, the skills required as a data analyst, IT architect, test manager and data visualiser are all required under the data science umbrella. It can also be a lucrative career choice.
According to our 22/23 Hays Salary Guide: IT Edition, the average data scientist salary ranges between $120,000 to $180,000 across Australia and New Zealand, and the Bureau of Labour Statistics predicts that jobs in this field will grow by a further 11 per cent by 2024.
Clearly, with a skills shortage and attractive career prospects, a career in the data science sector is likely to be a profitable one. If you want to stand out from the crowd to capitalise on the opportunities a role in data science can offer, take these trends into account.
Adam Shapley, Managing Director, Hays New Zealand and Hays IT Australia & New Zealand, began working at Hays in 2001 and during this time has held significant leadership roles across the business including responsibility for multiple specialisms in various locations across Australia & New Zealand.
In 2018, he was appointed to Hays ANZ Management Board and made Managing Director for Hays New Zealand.
Adam is also responsible for the strategic direction of the Hays Information Technology business across Australia & New Zealand including driving growth across Digital Technology, Projects & Business Change and IT Operations & Support.
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