There might not be any topic a data scientist is asked more about than “how can I get into data science.” I get it. It’s a great career and every week in the last few years there’s a new article about the unmet demand for “the best job in America.”
Working on some of the most exciting new technologies like self-driving cars and AI powered chatbots is understandably appealing. And yet, it seems hard to find these jobs. If you’re baffled by this paradox, you’re not alone. What is data science? To understand how to become a data scientist, it’s best to get on the same page on what data science is. And if this is your career path, get accustomed to always defining your domain before you begin.