In your world, what is the difference between a statistician and data scientist?
Vijayan Nair

A statistician can make a great data scientist as long as they have SQL and python abilities. Being purely a statistician limits how large of data you can manage.

There is nothing wrong with tools like Excel. But if we are trying to distinguish the semantic differences between data scientist and statistician then it would probably be in the tools they use and how they apply them.