Data Professionals at Work
How do data scientists spend their time?
Data professionals spend their time on a variety of tasks that require diverse technical and non-technical skills. Respondents indicated they spend about 37.75% of their time on data preparation and cleansing. Beyond preparing and cleaning data, interpreting results remains critical. Data visualization (12.99%) and demonstrating data's value through reporting and presentation (16.20%) are essential steps toward making data actionable and providing answers to critical questions. Working with models through selection, training, and deployment takes about 26.44% of respondents' time (-8.56% YoY).