Data is a lucrative field to pursue, and there’s plenty of demand for people with related skills. However, no career is without its challenges, and data science is not an exception. In this article, I want to explore the real challenges of data science, based on perspectives from those in the field and those who manage them.
Future data professionals, here’s what you should be prepared to handle. You’ll Need To Be A Specialist, Not A Generalist. The best data scientists don’t try to do everything. Instead, they narrow their professional focus to a specific area. “I would encourage new professionals to understand that data science is a bit like medicine—it’s a vast and vague term that encapsulates wildly different practices under one roof,” says Tal Kedar, CTO at Optimove.
Author: Laurence Bradford