Data Scientist V/S Data Analyst: which to choose?

6th March 2019

Data Scientist and Data Analyst may sound similar…

What does a Data Analyst do?

  • Understands the data
  • Analyse the data
  • Clean the data
  • Visualise the information and provide a visual representation of data to business decision makers

What does a Data Scientist do?

  • Works on Data that is not currently understood
  • Figure out what data is important
  • Acquire the data
  • Clean the data
  • Extrapolate the information from the data
  • Find missing values
  • Data Scientist formulates a theory or hypothesis
  • Test it using predictive modeling. communicate results to business stakeholders

Which one to choose?

Data Scientist

  • A professional who understands data from a business point of view. Data Scientists are in charge of making predictions to help businesses take accurate decisions
  • Has knowledge of computer applications, modeling, statistics, and math

Data Analyst

  • Perform a variety of tasks related to collecting, organising data and obtaining statistical information out of them
  • They present the data in the form of charts, graphs, and tables and use the same to build relational databases for organizations

Salary Stack

No matter the difference between the salaries both need each other to function. It’s good to research and try both in order to see what suits you best.

Read also: What to do on your first day at your job

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Manish Prasad

An experienced data scientist with a passion to work on new challenges

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