5 Signs You’re Ready to Pursue a Data Science Career


If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve thought about pursuing a new career but aren’t sure where to start. Instead of guessing whether a career in data science suits you, consider the following signs that you may be ready to embark on this exciting career path.

1. You’re a Natural Problem-Solver

Data professionals don’t just find meaning in numbers, they solve problems—and they’re good at it! If you tend to proactively search for solutions to help those around you, then a data science career could be a great fit for you.

Data professionals solve problems by identifying meaningful patterns and digging through data to answer an organization’s most pressing questions. In a data science career, your problem-solving is going a step further to provide solutions backed by data and previous learnings.

2. You Feel Stuck in Your Current Career

Do you find yourself scrolling through new job opportunities? Perhaps you’re looking for a fresh start or a way to move up in your career. It’s not uncommon for seasoned professionals to feel like they’re missing out on untapped potential. This can be a sign that you’re feeling stuck and ready for a new challenge. Why not a career in data science and analytics?

Analytics Insight predicts that by the end of 2021, there will be 3 million open jobs in the data science field. The industry is bursting with opportunity and is open to anyone willing to develop the skills needed to break into this industry.

3. You Want Remote Work Without Compromising Salary

The secret is out: organizations of all sizes and industries can function effectively with remote workers. Regardless of this discovery, many professions still require in-person interactions. So, if you’re looking for a career that can offer remote work (and give your salary a boost!), it might be time to consider a data science career.

According to Glassdoor, entry-level data science positions offer an average salary range from $53k to $97k a year. While entry-level jobs and salaries may vary by region, role, and industry, it’s worth noting that you can bump up your salary and find remote work opportunities just by learning a few key skills.

4. You Are Endlessly Curious

When looking for the best solution, you don’t just go with the first option; you take it further by asking questions that get to the root of the issue and exploring your options. At your core, you have an insatiable curiosity, which means you’re always ready to learn something new and challenge the status quo.

If this sounds like you, a career as a data analyst will not only satisfy your curiosity but fulfill your desire as a life-long learner.

Plus, with rapid technological innovations moving humans and machines closer together, you’ll be fascinated by the tools, software, and methodologies data professionals encounter in their day-to-day.

5. Communication is One of Your Strengths

Data professionals are master communicators. Specific roles, such as data scientists and business analysts, require relaying findings and conclusions to stakeholders with reports that aim to synthesize complex data. This is where communication and storytelling are applied.

Data professionals emphasize the importance of findings with structured communication and statistical confidence, supported by visuals that make the information easier to process. If being an advocate for the stories your data tells sounds inspiring, this may be the perfect career fit for you.

Start Your Data Science Career with Job-Ready Skills

Notice how we did not mention needing tech or data science experience. That’s because, with the right training, anyone can become a data professional.

With the NJIT Data Science & Analytics Bootcamp, you’ll gain the skills to become a data professional in just 10 months—regardless of your current experience level.

Throughout this part-time, accelerated program, you will follow an updated curriculum taught by expert instructors who actually work in the field. As you train with experts via project-based challenges, you’ll be actively building a professional portfolio that you can showcase to employers.

You will also train in both data science and data analytics so you can increase your value as a professional with a well-rounded set of skills and hands-on experience.

For even greater success, tap into our extensive career services throughout the program. By the time you’re ready to find a job, you will have perfected your resume and LinkedIn profile and gained the confidence to interview with ease.

Still on the fence? Take our 30-hour Introductory Course to test-drive our online curriculum, get a feel for the learning environment and get a preview of the field and the opportunities available to decide if this career path is right for you.

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