Mid-career data scientists/analysts have also been reported to earn around $120,000 annually!
But how does one even get started?
This is where the Singapore Data Science Academy wants to come in with their data science course for beginners.
No Background, No Problem
The Singapore Data Science Academy was established by founders who aren't just passionate about data science and analytics - they also want to help groom and educate the public about the fields they love so dearly.
Instead of taking the profit-driven route by churning out courses without any discretion, they're more focused on building up the ecosystem by ensuring that students leave not just with a new certificate, but also able to apply what they learned to real-life situations.
To do so, they are especially particular about the quality of lessons provided by coaches in their mission to nurture the next generation of data scientists and analysts in Singapore.
The founders of the Singapore Data Science Academy also believe that everyone needs to start somewhere, even if that 'somewhere' means that their students have zero backgrounds in data science.
Taught by Data Experts (including Data Scientists and Analysts), the course will teach attendees about how to read data, the basics of programming language Python, Machine Learning, and Sentiment Analysis, just to name a few.
Upon 'graduation', you should be able to understand the core concepts of data science, tackle problems using computational thinking, do some basic programming with Python, derive insights using visualization, and use Python to manipulate big data.
No Money, No Problem Too!
Of course, we now need to address the elephant in the room - the price.
While the course fee is S$2,500, this is before taking into account the claims that Singaporeans and PRs can use!