​​Data Scientist​

​​A Data Scientist uses statistical methods to interpret large amounts of data. They use data to solve business problems or answer questions.

 Employers:
Financial Companies
Healthcare Companies
Retail Companies
Search Engine Companies
Social Networking Companies
Software Companies

​Qualifications/Preferred Skills:

There are many entry level roles in the data science field, but experience with data analysis, large data sets, Python, R, and SQL is required for these roles. Senior data scientists usually have either a master's degree (from a specialized analytics program) or a PhD in economics.

National Average Salary-Data Scientist:

$120,000/year

How will your economics degree help in this field?

Data scientists, like economists, use computer programming and statistical modeling software to build models and sort through large data sets. They answer questions using data. 

Other Resources:

https://www.DiscoverDataScience.org

https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2013/fall/art01.pdf

References:

https://datasciencedegree.wisconsin.edu/data-science/what-do-data-scientists-do/

https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/data-scientist-salary-SRCH_KO0,14.htm