Mid-Life Journey to Data Science

Data Science has been hailed as the sexiest job of the 21st century. This news has understandably had an influence over today’s college undergraduates and even high school students. But can a person who is mid-career — who has invested proverbial blood along with real sweat and tears into a different path — act on this news? Is it possible to transition into Data Science later in life? “It depends.” From a tactical standpoint, the areas of one’s expertise, in schooling and career, dictate the level of effort needed to make the transition. Your years of work experience can give you an edge if you understand business goals, creating processes to support those goals, and implementing technologies to support those processes. If you have those skills, the transition could mostly…


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