A Data Scientist today is in much demand. The kind of skill set and abilities required are not very different from what say a computer engineer would do- coding, programming, analyzing etc. However, a major winner is being ruthlessly analytical and data driven.
Learning and researching about the new Machine Learning models “out there in the market” makes the work of a Data Scientist different from the traditional software developer. One needs to understand the problems of the clients, research on which model/s to be employed, research, and design and tweak Machine Learning models.