YOUR CAREER AS A
DATA SCIENTIST

Data scientists provide high quality data science services and software to scientists and the forest industry. Working collaboratively with scientists and industry stakeholders to identify, evaluate, design and implement data analytics solutions, including applying data analysis, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, visualisation and distributed computing techniques. Data scientists will revolutionise how forestry operates by automation of forestry processes and bringing insights into our science through big data analysis using various ML and DL algorithms.

SNAPSHOT INFO

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Earning Potential

$55,000 – $125,000

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Qualification Required

Advanced degree

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Physically Demanding

Generally lab based

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Absence from home

Varies with job

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

Data scientists have an advanced degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics or Statistics.

 Skills required include:

See the Careers NZ website for more information about science careers in forestry.

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CAREER PROGRESSION

Researchers can move into more senior research positions and management roles, and consultancy. There is also potential for an academic career e.g. at a university. There is often the opportunity to work overseas for varying periods of time.