Segments in this Video

Data Scientists: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:26)


Jason Martin designs surveys, collects data, and analyses data for various departments at a liberal arts college.

Data Scientists: Career Beginnings (01:50)

Martin discusses his interest in sociology, his education, and how he became involved in quantitative sociology while earning his PhD.

Data Scientists: Keys for Success (01:18)

This field requires that one likes working with numbers and can think of the right survey questions to ask.

Data Scientists: Education and Certification Requirements (01:31)

Many paths can lead to this profession; most individuals have a master's degree. Having higher credentials will open more opportunity for advancement.

Data Scientists: Workplace Atmosphere (01:36)

Martin primarily works at his office computer; some of his duties require him to interact with others in offices across the campus.

Data Scientists: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:41)

This profession requires technical expertise and continuing education is necessary to keep up with changing technology. Be willing to work with others and communicate clearly.

Data Scientists: A Day on the Job (02:01)

Martin spends his day on the liberal arts college campus working on various projects. He occasionally meets with administrative staff to share project results.

Data Scientists: Industry Goals and Services (01:44)

Corporations and institutions use the evidence provided by data science to guide policy decisions.

Data Scientists: Industry Challenges (02:07)

Martin discusses how the pace of technology affects his job and the problem of recognizing bad data from quality data.

Data Scientists: Looking at the Future (03:19)

Martin explains why this is a growth field. Advances in technology will increase the amounts of data that can be processed.

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Data Scientist—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a data scientist? In this Career Q&A video interview, Jason Martin talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in data science. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 19 minutes

Item#: BVL140281

ISBN: 978-1-64023-789-6

Copyright date: ©2017

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