Start Your Data Scientist Career

Data scientists collect, analyze, and decipher data to identify insights that help organizations improve their decision making. Learn how to get started in this high-paying, in-demand profession* with these entry-level data science resources.

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Build foundational data science skills

Data scientists use a variety of techniques – from straightforward statistics to cutting-edge machine learning – to answer novel questions and equip organizations with actionable insights that improve their decision-making. As a data scientist, you’ll use your knowledge of data concepts, tools, and structures to pose original research questions, build high-quality data sets, uncover trends and patterns, and communicate your insights to key stakeholders.

Learn more about Coursera and discover additional resources you can use to build foundational data science skills and expand your understanding of this fast-growing, in-demand* field: 

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*US Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Occupational Outlook Handbook: Data Scientists,” Accessed February 2, 2024.