What Does a Degree in Data Science Really Mean?

For people who are considering data science careers, the choice to go to college — or back to college — is not as straightforward as it may seem on the surface. Although aspiring data scientists have decided on the jobs they want, the next thing to determine is whether a data science degree is worth getting.

Why is that a question worth considering? Keep reading to find out. The data science community is full of open-source tools. In the process of pursuing their degrees, many people get opportunities to work with powerful, extensive pieces of software that may otherwise be completely inaccessible to people not attending university-level classes. However, well-known companies such as Google and Microsoft offer an abundance of open-source tools to the data science community, as do popular industry names like R Studio, Python and Scala.

Author: Kayla Matthews

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