Sanjog Dalvi was about to complete his Bachelor’s degree in IT from Viva College in Mumbai, but the college postponed final exams for eight months due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Instead of twiddling his thumbs waiting for finals, he decided to use the delay to further enhance his skills and education by enrolling in Simplilearn’s Data Scientist Master’s Program.

“With only a bachelor of science degree in IT, I knew not to expect much in getting my first job,” Sanjog said. “I needed a course that I could enroll in right away — one that could increase my job readiness. I came across a Simplilearn ad on YouTube and, after some research, I knew that the Data Scientist Master’s Program was the right fit for me.”

“I did not see the point in waiting for another year to enroll in a master’s course with a university or a college because I would be wasting time,” Sanjog said. “When I was in college, I used to use online resources, so taking Simplilearn’s master’s program — which is 100% online — was not a difficult decision to make. If anything, it only made upskilling more convenient.”

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The Importance of Data Scientists

Data scientists are problem solvers. They gather, merge, interpret, shape, and analyze data. They are valuable to businesses because they look for patterns and trends to help organizations make successful decisions. 

Data scientists are proficient in data science, R programming, Python, Big Data, statistics, and SAS.

Positive Job Prospects

In addition, data scientists are in demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the number of data science jobs to increase by about 28 percent through 2026, or roughly 11.5 million new jobs.

Data science pays well, according to Forbes. In 2021, experienced individual contributors and first-level managers saw increases in data scientists’ base salaries. The current median base salary for top-level data science managers is $250,000, and $160,000 for experienced individual contributors.

Simplilearn’s Online Advantage

Because Simplilearn is the world’s number-one online bootcamp, it offered a level of convenience and flexibility that worked for Sanjog. 

Sanjog said the course page was detailed and informative, and the Simplilearn’s Job Assist program intrigued him. 

“What I appreciate most about the course is that Simplilearn understands that everyone will be on the same level of understanding when they begin a course. They spent the first few classes touching upon the basics so that everyone is on the same page, and this also gave learners like me — who are familiar with the basics — a chance to review.”

Sanjog described the course content to be on point. “There were so many other things that I did not expect a data science course to include, such as Big Data, so that was great. The instructor who taught us Big Data was excellent because she made it a point to attend to each of our queries and try to solve them. 

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Simplilearn’s Job Assist program

Sanjog was able to get a job at JC Penney as an associate analyst. “Since the goal from the beginning was to get a job, the Simplilearn’s Job Assist program was what I needed at that moment,” he said.

While Sanjog was nervous at first during the interviews, his confidence grew because he could answer all of their questions using what he had learned in the course. “Even better, the interview questions were at an intermediate level, and the knowledge that I had gained from Simplilearn was at an advanced level,” he said.

“Completing the course was an amazing experience, and I am also taking Simplilearn’s Artificial Intelligence course. I am sure it will be another great addition to my skill set.”

If you’re ready to pursue a lucrative future in data science, Simplilearn has the flexible, online course and job assistance to help launch your new career. 

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