Data Science Preliminaries

Use these questions to determine if data science is the right field for you

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1. What is data science?

Figure 1. Three levels of data science competency. Image by Benjamin O. Tayo

2. How long does it take to gain basic skills in data science?

3. What does a data scientist do?

4. What is the job outlook for data scientists?

Figure 2. The worldwide number of jobs by skill using LinkedIn’s job search tool. Image by Benjamin O. Tayo.

5. How much do data scientists make?

6. How can I prepare for a career in data science?

7. What programming languages should I focus on?

8. What are some resources for learning about data science?

Summary and Conclusion

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Physicist, Data Science Educator, Writer. Interests: Data Science, Machine Learning, AI, Python & R, Predictive Analytics, Materials Sciences, Biophysics

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