Want to be a data scientist? Here’s what you need to know

Being a data scientist can be a hugely rewarding career. Data science is becoming more and more necessary in a wide range of companies, so it is becoming a popular career choice for many. But what exactly does the job of a data scientist look like? What kind of skills do you need and what will your day-to-day tasks be?

While a lot of that could depend on which industry you work for, there are still many basic principles to data science and a lot you can learn from those who’ve walked the path before you. I spoke to Ben Chamberlain, the lead data scientist for online retail powerhouse ASOS. Founded almost 20 years ago, ASOS hosts more than 850 fashion brands alongside its own and, as of March 2018, its mobile app has had 10m downloads.

Author: Jenny Darmody

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