7 must have skills for a Data Science background?

Asked by Mamta Rao almost 2 years ago

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Diksha Garg

Diksha Garg

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Skills for a student with a data science background are diverse. As technical as the field is, you can find countless good options to learn. However, there are some niches that are very popular given current times. Along with data science, come different specializations and skills-sets. The more relevant you are, the better jobs you get. Therefore it's good if you learn the best ones.


Programming languages like Python and SQL automatically qualify the list. Even without recommendations, you can almost see what are the best skills to learn for a data science background. Anyway, go over these 7 ones to see if something catches your eye:


Data Literacy
Programming
Python
SQL
Analytical skills
Critical-thinking
Communication skills

No explanation is required for Python and SQL. These are the most used skills in data science. Data literacy and programming are something that can give you a lot of career options in data science. If you have done a bachelor's in data science, just master these skills. They are themselves enough to give you a top-quality job in data and science fields. Also, programming and data literally are one of the first things taught to a data science student.


While Python and SQL are basic ones, analytical and critical thinking skills are an absolute necessity. These two skills are exactly a must-have for a data science background person. In all job professions under data science, you will require these skills to perform daily tasks. The subject itself is about analytical and critical thinking. Mastering these skills will help you in more ways than you can think of. One good example is a master's program. With these skills, you'll have a head start.


Now, communication skills can mean anything here. But since it is data science we are talking about, I mean the communication of data and methods to facilitate a better flow of work. Communication is the key to every data science task and operation. Without proper communication, you will be blinded and performing tasks will be meaningless.


Basically, if you learn these 7 skills with a data science background, you are all set. International firms look for professionals that are mastered these skills. If seven seems much, you can start with two at the beginning. If you need any assistance, I'm here to help. Just let me know how I can add anything.

 


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