Top 5 Non-Technical Skills A Data Scientist Must Have

As IT professionals rush to upgrade their current skill-set and become career ready in the field of data science, most of them forget the other part of skill development — non-technical skills. In fact, our recent interviews with Tier 1 Leadership members from various analytics companies, reveal that non tech skills hold equal importance and complement tech skills. 

In this article, we we list down top 5 non tech skills that are essential for data scientists 1 . Communication Skills. Communication not just involves interaction with people, but also captures other areas as writing clearly, expressing tech ideas verbally aptly among peers/colleagues/superiors without apprehension. Data Science field is jargon-heavy and one should understand the concept well to explain it better to non-DS audience.

Author: Abhishek Sharma

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