Career perspectives

Qualified data scientists are well paid and in demand by employers in businesses and the public sector, and you could use the skills you gain in areas like health, retail, transport, manufacturing, media and digital technologies.

Organisations increasingly collect large amounts of data, and they need data scientists like you to interpret the data and find solutions in innovative and imaginative ways.

Your work could involve collecting and analysing data to help organisations with challenges ranging from predicting sales to tackling pollution. As a data scientist, you will use algorithms, data mining and other tools to make your findings accessible.