Where do data scientists come from? They don’t all have PhDs, and hail from a wide variety of fields of study, levels of education, and prior jobs. That’s the conclusion of Chris Lindner, a product scientist at Indeed, who recently looked at piles of resumes that his firm processes.
Only 20 percent of data scientists have PhDs, he finds — and they come from a variety of backgrounds. “Many come from masters and PhD programs, in fields ranging from astrophysics to zoology,” he finds. “Others come from the many new data science graduate programs that universities now offer. And still others came from other technology roles, such as software engineering or data analysis.”
Author: Joe McKendrick
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