Data Scientist

Job Description

Data Scientists look for patterns in large amounts of raw data and use the data to identify trends and patterns that will help provide insights into, or solve, real-world problems.

Careers Ladder


To work as a Data Scientist in Australia, a post-graduate qualification in data science is recommended. Having a foundational understanding of programming languages and linear algebra is a considerable advantage to students pursuing this career path.

Once you have an undergraduate degree in a related field (e.g. information technology, mathematics, econometrics), undertake a postgraduate course in data science. This may be a Graduate Diploma of Data Science or a Master of Data Science.


  • Analytical
  • Articulate
  • Autonomous
  • Communicator
  • Conscientious
  • Detail Orientated
  • Focussed
  • Innovative
  • Problem Solving
  • Resourceful
  • Self-Motivated
  • Technological

Key Skills

  • Python Programming Language
  • Machine Learning
  • Statistics
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Algorithms
  • Amazon Web Services

Future Prospects

There are numerous career opportunities available to data scientists, within Australia and internationally. Data Scientists may choose to work in industry as well as;

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Manager
  • Research
  • Actuary