Hi, everyone! My name is Basty, and I’m a data scientist and educator from Metro Manila. If there’s something I value so much, that is education. Education has allowed me to not only dive into the amazing world of code and data, but also to encourage and inspire others to do the same. Read more about me here.
Outside of work and school, I love playing video games like Valorant and League of Legends. I also love listening to Broadway musicals (HAMILTON, DEH, TICK TICK BOOM ALL THE WAY!). Lastly, I LOVE watching Friends, New Girl, HIMYM, and The Big Bang Theory.
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It’s the year 2023, and what better way to start off the year with a blog post that will help you get on track with your data journey! For the month of January, our theme focuses on finding your niche and excelling in it, and in this day and age, data drives nearly every aspect of our economy. Whether you’re a scientist, a businessperson, or a programmer, having the right data-related skills is essential to future success. But, with so many data niches out there, it can be difficult to choose which one suits your needs best. In this blog post, we’ll go over some key factors to consider when choosing the right data niche for your career. Let’s get started!
Before we even get started, let’s first define what a niche is. In simple terms, a niche is an interest that allows someone to excel in a particular field. It’s where a person can function comfortably in their own conditions and offer a set of skills that is often unique from others.
Like I said, there are a lot of niches in data and so before you go make a decision, it’s crucial to make sure that you are choosing a niche where you feel you can realistically create impact. For example, if you are an experienced statistician, you may want to lean your niche towards network analysis or time series analysis.
Whichever niche you decide to pursue in your career, it's important to have a clear understanding and consideration of some factors to make sure you excel in your chosen niche.
Here are some factors that you should consider when choosing the right data niche:
Finding your niche can definitely be a challenge. There are a lot of things to consider before even thinking of a specific field to focus on, and this might cause you to be discouraged. However, by considering your passions, skills, and job market trends, and seeking out mentors, you can make an informed decision about the right data niche for your career.
Don't be afraid to take risks and try new things, and remember that your career path is not a straight line. With hard work and dedication, you can find success and fulfillment in any niche you choose.