Data Scientists:

Develop and implement a set of techniques or analytics applications to transform raw data into meaningful information using data-oriented programming languages and visualization software. Apply data mining, data modeling, natural language processing, and machine learning to extract and analyze information from large structured and unstructured datasets. Visualize, interpret, and report data findings. May create dynamic data reports.

Also includes

Business Intelligence Analysts , Clinical Data Managers

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $80,490.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,265
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 31.78 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Computer Fundamentals
Written Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Oral Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Write computer programs or code
Design data processing systems
Optimize software performance
Design video game features or details
Design software applications
Design software or user interface
Develop software or computer applications
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop basic financial data repositories or databases
Apply user experience to application design
Develop complex computer databases
Develop applications to access data warehouses while maintaining information security and integrity
Design data security systems
Develop basic data repositories or databases
Create relational databases
Create databases including tables, relationships, and queries
Define database parameters or specifications
Develop computer or information security policies or procedures
Develop diagrams or flow charts of how systems operate
Develop computer, network, or database policies, procedures, or standards
Develop web interfaces using established guidelines and verification techniques
Develop web services
Develop records management systems
Define website architectures
Develop stored procedures for repeatable database processes
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Create website
Design websites
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Design computer hardware solutions
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Design computer modeling or simulation programs
Design computer software or application solutions
Develop operational policies and standards
Prepare graphics or other visual representations of information
Develop procedures for data management
Develop graphic designs or models
Set page layout or composition
Develop testing routines or procedures
Write business project or bid proposals
Develop procedures for data entry or processing
Design talent readiness or succession plans
Develop advertising or marketing policies, procedures, or standards
Establish business management methods
Develop business or financial information systems
Develop graphic art
Establish performance metrics for business operations
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Write public sector or institutional research and grant proposals
Develop employee handbook
Establish advertising, sales, or marketing related performance metrics

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze business problems
Analyze information technology problems
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Apply mathematical principles or statistical approaches to solve problems in scientific or applied fields
Analyze organizational workflows
Analyze operational or management reports to inform business decisions
Analyze data to identify or resolve operational problems
Analyze business or financial data and information
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Analyze user workflow in software or application designs
Analyze survey data to forecast enrollment changes
Analyze website usage metrics
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Determine appropriate methods for data analysis
Analyze business or organizational practices or procedures
Perform SWOT analysis
Analyze engineering design problems
Analyze employment and personnel data
Analyze sales activities or trends
Perform sales or marketing research
Analyze socioeconomic data
Prepare data for analysis
Conduct industry or market analysis
Interpret charts or tables for social or economic research
Analyze current and historical utility costs
Analyze market or customer related data
Analyze industry trends
Perform financial analysis of organizational resources and health
Audit financial records or processes
Perform software crash analysis
Review customer records
Analyze market research data
Perform market segmentation analysis
Analyze market conditions or trends
Analyze forecasting data to improve business decisions
Analyze legacy databases
Analyze engineering data
Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes, or products
Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities

Interacting With Computers

Solve software problems
Maintain complex computer databases
Debug computer programs or code
Troubleshoot computer database problems
Maintain computer software or code
Assist users with software or hardware problems
Install software applications
Troubleshoot computer hardware problems
Debug computer software or systems
Integrate software into different types of pre-existing environments, architectures, or systems
Solve computer hardware problems
Install hardware, software, or peripheral equipment
Enter codes into computers to set or operate equipment
Configure computer networks
Upload data to website or online server for information sharing
Plan computer security measures
Perform website maintenance
Create data backups to prevent loss of information
Implement security measures for computer or information systems
Update database information
Maintain network systems
Troubleshoot computer network problems
Prepare media files for web distribution

Getting Information

Read computer or software documentation to solve technical problems
Collect statistical data
Perform information technology related research
Collect information technology related data
Review engineering data or reports
Retrieve data from digital or online sources
Review information technology related codes and specifications
Interpret information from diagrams, blueprints, schematics, or technical drawings
Conduct survey research of specified populations and demographics
Obtain approval for project plans
Research information related to business operations or analytics using library or internet
Conduct information technology product research
Review information technology related work orders
Collect data about customer needs
Conduct interviews to gather information about business operations
Conduct business, market, or managerial research
Conduct surveys in organizations
Conduct meetings to gather information technology related information such as network or software issues, or product development
Gather organizational performance information
Request reports or records
Conduct historical research

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