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Our data scientists discuss their passion and careers
Data scientists share many traits. Chief among them? A love for data and statistics and a penchant for investigation and analysis. But it’s their individual interests that set data scientists apart. Their reasons for entering the field are as varied as the projects they work on. That's why at Deloitte, we give our data science professionals not just the resources, training, and tools they need to be successful, but also the freedom and power to create their own paths forward to make a difference.
- The faces of data science at Deloitte
- Why data scientists choose Deloitte
- What impact will you make?
- Data science: More to explore
- Let's talk
The faces of data science at Deloitte
What are data scientists like? They’re as unique and varied as the stories they tell with data. The truth is, there’s no single type of data scientist. Our data science professionals have an array of interests and passions that attracted them to the field, and they are empowered to create their own paths forward.
Here are some of the data scientists that call Deloitte home:
The data science thrill-seeker
Many children dream of riding the roller coasters at Disneyworld—but not many dream of taking the plunge into the world of data science as a career. One consultant began to think of a career in data science after a talk on analytics by Disney's head of operations research. Learning about the inner workings of Disneyworld sparked an interest and led to a career in data science at Deloitte.
The data science numbers lover
To some of us, numbers are numbers. But to one Deloitte manager, it was that first college statistics class that hooked her on everything data. The idea that data can make meaning of the world was something so intriguing that it became a quest, a passion, and ultimately a career.
The data science super modeler
Sometimes, data scientists enter the field because they've already dabbled in data in a related discipline. That's the case for one of our data science consultants who studied computer science, then entered the workforce supporting analytics implementations. A fascination with building data models led to an interest in predictive modeling and data mining.
The data science humanitarian
Helping people was a source of inspiration for one analyst. The ability to build models that could turn volumes of data into insights, approaches, and solutions that could help many people was too powerful to ignore.
Why might data scientists choose Deloitte?
The reasons for choosing a career in data science are highly personal and varied. As we see in this video, data scientists choose Deloitte for many different reasons as well, from our dynamic environment to our experienced leadership.
Here are some of the things our data science professionals say make Deloitte a top career destination:
"Deloitte has all the right components... interesting colleagues, problems to solve, dynamic environments where you can pick your own venture and choose your own career."
They are...invested in you as an individual and making sure that you have the skill sets and the training necessary to be successful as an individual and a professional.
"I get to solve real client problems as well as hone my technical skill set with respect to different technologies... and see the results in real-time.”
“You can really take ownership of what projects you are good at, who you like to work with and what industries you like to focus on."
In short, Deloitte's data science professionals:
- Help solve important business problems for clients
- Receive the training and support to be successful
- Choose their own career path
- Have the support of leadership that knows where the industry is heading
- Gain experience in many different technologies, solutions, and industries
- Take ownership of projects and of their careers
What impact will you make?
As a data science professional, you want to be excited about what you do. That means interesting projects, new challenges, hands-on work with emerging technologies—and an inspirational culture. It also means working with colleagues who love doing what they do, and who inspire you to be better at what you do.
Data science: More to explore
Data science at Deloitte is all about learning. Here’s some of our recent thinking on data science to explore:
- Analytics Trends 2016: The next evolution
- The Science of Business
- The last-mile problem: How data science and behavioral science can work together
- Short Takes…on Analytics blog