There’s never been a better time to learn data analytics and enter the workforce as a data scientist. The job landscape is promising with opportunities in multiple industries, not to mention the job often allows for remote work flexibility and even self-employment. At NetworkESC, we specialize in matching highly experienced and skilled talent, with world-leading organizations and start-ups who value the hidden insights data scientists can extract from their data.
What Skills Are Required for a Job in Data Analytics?
As you check out our job board and start applying for positions in the data analytics field, you’ll notice many of them require the same foundational skills:
Python is currently one of the most commonly used programming languages. Having a solid understanding of how to use Python for data analytics will probably be required for many roles. Even if it’s not a required skill, knowledge and understanding of Python will give you an upper hand when showing future employers the value that you can bring to their companies.
SQL (Structured Query Language)
Early in your career, you’ll need at least a basic understanding of SQL. Like Python, SQL is a relatively easy language to start learning. Knowing the basics of SQL will give you the confidence to navigate large databases, and to obtain and work with the data you need for your projects. You can always reach out to NetworkESC about opportunities to continue learning once you get your first job.
Data Visualization Skills
Regardless of which career path, being able to visualize and communicate insights related to your company’s services and the bottom line is a valuable skillset. Data scientists are a bit like data translators for other people in the organization that aren’t sure what conclusions to draw from their datasets. At NetworkESC, temps are equipped with specific knowledge and skills for data visualization.
Whether your goal is to get a full-time job in a new industry, advance in your existing career, or work for yourself in the data analytics field, NetworkESC can prepare you for the opportunity. With our portfolio-building projects, a community of mentors, and a strong professional network, you’ll have all you need to get the job of your dreams.