Why so many data scientists are leaving their jobs

Yes, I am a data scientist. And yes, you did read the title correctly. Someone just had to say it. We read so many stories about data science being the sexiest job of the 21st century and the attractive sums of money that you can make out of it.

The field also contains an abundance of highly skilled people geeking out to solve complex problems. It seems like the absolute dream job! But the truth is that data scientists typically “spend one or two hours a week looking for a new job,” says this article. It goes on, saying that while machine learning specialists topped their list of developers who said they were looking for new jobs, data scientists were a “close second.”

Author: Jonny Brooks-Bartlett


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