Within an organisation, the data scientist could have a lot of overlap with other functions and roles. These could include business, programming statistics, and communication. It can touch on tasks in sales, consulting, and accounting. He/she could be responsible for work relating to predicting customer and other behaviour, classifying data, and making recommendations to consumers. Other responsibilities can include recognising patterns, detecting anomalies and fraud, automating processes, and creating sales forecasts.
In summary, the data scientist’s responsibilities can be broad. They work out how to ask questions and model how to answer questions with any given data set. Ultimately, the goal is to deliver value for businesses and organisations, often to help answer business questions in a measurable, data-rigorous way.