What If The Data Science “Skills Gap” Is Just A Hiring Hot Mess?

One veteran data scientist explains why asking for advanced degrees and X years of experience is creating artificial scarcity. I honestly feel for recruiters who are tasked with filing data-science and machine-learning job openings.

The list of requirements that employers draw up for those roles is pure bravado with a side of madness: “10 years of data science with at least five years in natural-language processing and either a Master’s or PhD” (never mind that I can count on one hand the number of data scientists who were building for production back in 2007).

Author: Vin Vashishta


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