How to build a career in Data Science in India

With technology becoming an integral part of our day to day lives, data has become the biggest commodity and understanding data is the highest skill set. This is the new age of data and it is a need of the hour for professionals to update themselves in order to sustain their relevance. The steep learning curve associated with data science is evidently the reason behind the ever - increasing demand and shortage of supply of data scientists in India. Understandably, Data Scientists are in demand and if experts are to be believed, would continue to be in demand in the years to come.

According to a survey by Analytics India Magazine on Data Science recruitment from a job seekers perspective, 37 % of the respondents believe that Data Science jobs are available, despite the current crisis.

How to begin a career in Data Science

The pathway to a data science job in India is not different from getting into a data science job abroad. If you want to become a data scientist in India, you can either go for a full - time degree program or pursue online training programs.

There are online courses on data science that give you a platform to learn the concepts, but they seldom provide real-time practical applications. Most of the private engineering colleges in India offer a B.Sc/ M.Sc course in Data Science - a relevant course with which you can start off as a beginner.

However, if you wish to delve into Data Science and become a professional, you can choose RCOEM’s B.E. Computer Science Engineering with a specialisation in Data Science. If you are here looking to get into the field of data science, check out our data science engineering course for beginners.

How much do Data Scientists earn?

A moderately experienced professional with years of experience varying between 1 year to 4 years, earns an average salary of INR 771,130. A mid - level experienced data science professional with 5 to 9 years of experience, earns an average annual salary of INR1,384,348.

Skill Set required for a career in Data Science

If you have a strong grip over business principles, computer science, statistics, and mathematics, the data analyst can be a great career option for you. Being technical and analytical to the core, the data science domain requires expertise in various disciplines including, mathematics, statistics, IT, and computer science. If you come from a math or statistics background and don't have basic programming knowledge, then it is suggested you learn it before you join a Data Science course.

Kickstart your career in Data Science

Getting a Data Science job might look overwhelming at first because of the buzzwords that revolve around the core of being a data science professional. Being one of the top private engineering colleges in India, RCOEM delves deeper into the core concepts of Computer Science and Data Science in its engineering course. Our guidance and expertise will help you shape your career in Data Science.