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What exactly do data scientists and data analysts do?

I'm trying to explore these fields and looking for universities in the US that offer these programs

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Atul’s Answer

Data Scientists apply algorithms, machine learning, write software to derive results that is analyzed by Data Analysts who determines that the data is enough to make determination of what exec mngt looks for to make an informed decision.
The key is to define what information elements are needed/required to provide the charts/results.
In the US they offer degree to become Data Scientist.
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Vanitha’s Answer

Hey Gourav, I see that you are interested in Data. Data is the king and how to represent the data is the most critical challenge for any size company. A Data Analyst will be more involved in analyzing, presenting and reporting to the users. A Data Scientist is one more step ahead in data using Statistical modeling tools to build a predictive, analytical approach to present the data. You should first start learning to write simple SQL Queries, try to learn free courses that are available on Udemy or Coursera to get a heads-up and there are Bachelor courses that are targeted toward Data Science and Data Management.
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Tiffany’s Answer

I 100% support Atul's answer to your question. Additionally, the best colleges/universities in the US for this major, according to US News and World Report are: University of California at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, MIT, Stanford Univeristy, University of Washington, Cornell University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Columbia University and Unoversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Robert’s Answer

Gourav,
I am a student earning my bachelor's degree in data science, and for the position, you may be doing statistical work or data analytics where you research data by the thousands. There are many outlets you can do as well. You can work for a company using R programming or SAS. Either way you will be valuable to any company doing so.

Retired Executive Chef Rob Mingus
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