Top 12 most preferred data science careers during COVID19

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Data science involves a number of subjects and expertise areas with the help of which one can produce a holistic and detailed look into the raw data collected. This subject has uses in different fields and has therefore opened up new career paths for the students wishing to pursue their career in this field during Covid19. 

Read more: Data Analysis: The Trending Career Option

Demand for data scientist jobs in 2020-21:

  • The big data market is worth 47 billion dollars in 2018. It has created around 1.5 million jobs worldwide. 
  • Top industries: Retail, Technical services, IT, Manufacturing, and Finance.
  • Big demand job titles: Information security analyst, Management analyst, System analyst, IT project managers, and software developers.

Mentioned below are the top twelve data science careers that you can opt for.

Data scientist

A data scientist uses the technical and analytical skills to extract holistic insights from the raw data that the person is presented with. A data scientist must have skills in math, advanced computing, statistics, data engineering, and so on. With his expansive knowledge in so many streams, he will be able to seamlessly go through huge data and communicate only the important bits. These scientists rely highly on artificial intelligence for the creation of models with the help of which they can predict.

Salary- Rs 5, 00, 000 per year

Data Engineer

These people are responsible for ensuring uninterrupted data flow between the servers and the applications. They are also responsible for maintaining the architecture of the data. These individuals prepare the data which are to be analyzed by the data scientists. 
Salary- Rs 7, 00, 000 per year

Machine Learning Scientist

An individual who works as a machine learning scientist is engaged in research and development of different kinds of algorithms that can be used in adaptive systems. They are also responsible for the building of methods that help in the prediction of products, forecasting demands, and exploring different data to get patterns. 

Salary- Rs 6, 90, 000 per year

Business Analytics Specialist

A person pursuing their career in this field is responsible for supporting the different developmental initiatives, assisting in technical activities, developing scripts for tests and conducting research for a better understanding of business. They are also responsible for the development of cost effective and practical solutions to day-to-day problems.

Salary- Rs 10, 00, 000 per year

Data Visualization Developer

These individuals are responsible for developing, designing, and providing support to the production of interactive data visuals used across an enterprise. To work in this field, you need to possess the mind of an artist which helps to design, conceptualize and develop graphic and data visuals. They also use their technical knowledge for the proper implementation of the visualizations with the help of the updated technologies.

Salary- Rs 20, 00, 000 per year

Business Intelligence Engineer

A business intelligence engineer has the expertise to analyze data. They also need to have experience of setting up tools for reporting, for querying and also to maintain the data of the warehouses. These individuals need to have expertise in handling big data and also take a data-driven approach for solving complicated problems.

Salary- Rs 13, 00, 000 per year

BI Solution Architect

These architects have to come up with quick solutions to aid businesses in making decisions timely. The BI Solution Architect must have excellent analytical and communication skills. They also need to be passionate about data visualizations and a drive for self-motivation.

Salary- 17, 22, 623

BI Specialist

A BI Specialist has the responsibility to support a business intelligence framework. An individual looking at a career in this field need to think critically, pay attention to minute details, and have great skills in communication. 

Salary- Rs, 12, 00, 000

Analytics Manager

The role of an analytics manager is to configure, design, implement and support data analysis solutions. They have to analyze huge amounts of information through different transactions.

Salary- Rs 19, 49, 735

Machine Learning Engineer

The final output of the machine learning engineer is the working software. This also involves the audience as this output contains the software components which can run with minimum human supervision. The decisions are made exclusively by the machines and this affects how a service or product must behave.

Salary- Rs 6, 71, 548


A statistician has the duty to gather numerical data, display it and then help different companies to make sense out of the data and spot the trends to make predictions.

Salary- Rs 5, 92,112

Big Data Engineer

These individuals have the responsibility to build designs that are created by the solution architects. They have the duty to develop, maintain, test and also evaluate big data solutions in big institutions.

Salary- Rs 7, 35, 183

Important certification courses:

  • Excel
  • Python
  • Apache
  • Flume
  • Zookeeper
  • Hive, etc

Know more: Analyzing the Difference between Data Science vs. Big Data vs. Data AnalyticsHow to Build a Career in Data Analysis


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