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Re: Talking!
  • 4/29/2014 1:47:15 PM
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@Jeff   Great point.  The ability to express one's self in a professional way is vital.  Something most don't get much practice with and it shows when many have to speak in public.

Re: Talking!
  • 4/29/2014 1:44:06 PM
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Not surprised that Math and Stat majors have the inside track to Data Science jobs, though I supposed it is like most other occupations, where who you know and timing play a large part.  At least to get you into the door, but once inside you will have to step up !

Re: Talking!
  • 4/29/2014 1:37:01 PM
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I wonder if communication skills are still something that Data Scientist or Analyst in general still struggle with ?   I would think the numbers are probably still the same, maybe improving due to the nature of communication in general today.

Re: Talking!
  • 4/29/2014 1:35:14 PM
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These are great tips for landing that Data Science Job, another important aspect is to really understand the industry or business sector you aspire to work within.

Re: Talking!
  • 4/23/2014 11:38:12 PM
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@Jeff: Data science is about having skill with numbers as well as having good communication skills. An important requirement for the data scientist job is to be able to interact with business partners and colleagues in order to strategize and discuss results.

Re: Talking!
  • 4/23/2014 8:15:41 PM
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@Beth Thank you for the information. That's really interesting. I didn't think I would see areas like social sciences and business management. What a big change from the initial career path. But you do get statistics and economics in business management so I guess there is some number crunching thrown in.

Re: Talking!
  • 4/23/2014 12:18:45 PM
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Well, here's more detail from the Burtch Works study on areas of education:

32% -- mathematics/statistics

19% -- computer science

16% -- engineering

9% -- natural science

8% -- economics

5% -- operations research

4% -- social science

4% -- business/management

3% -- medical science

Re: Talking!
  • 4/23/2014 9:54:46 AM
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@Beth I wonder what other areas of study people who have gone into data science have followed, in addition to the areas you have mentioned.

Re: Talking!
  • 4/22/2014 4:21:54 PM
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Hard to argue with that, @Jeff. Those are definitely extensions on the same idea.

Talking!
  • 4/22/2014 4:13:41 PM
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Reading, writing, and critical thinking are requirements....but talking, or presenting is key too.

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