10 skills employers need in a data scientist

At this point, nearly every enterprise is looking for skilled data scientists to wade through buckets of information and glean actionable business insights.

However, a shortage of professionals in the field, and the unique combination of skills the role requires, makes finding the right hire difficult, said Pavel Dmitriev, former principal data scientist for analysis and experimentation at Microsoft, and current vice president of data science at Outreach. “It’s extremely hard to try to find and hire good data scientists,” Dmitriev said. One reason for this is that data scientists require a combination of hard and soft skills to succeed, he added.

Author: Alison DeNisco Rayome

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