Data Science: The Details

What is a data scientist?

  • Data scientists study and analyze vast amounts of data.
  • They apply data to their field of expertise to draw conclusions and provide innovative solutions.
  • Results are presented to constituents to facilitate real, impactful decisions.


Data science is one of the fastest-growing fields in the US.

  • $100,000 average salary*
  • 22% increase in available jobs over the next decade*

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Benefits of a Career in Data Science

  • Well-paid, growing field
  • Remote work possible
  • Work in many areas (business, government, education, science, health care, engineering, etc.)
  • Several paths to career credentials
  • Novelty: field is changing and growing
  • Tech degree not required for Truman programs

I want to be a data scientist…how?

There are several paths available to become a data scientist. Find where you are now and learn what steps to take next.