Where do Data Scientists Come From?

Chris Lindner
Sep 20, 2018 · 10 min read
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Who are data scientists?

Does educational background matter?

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Which jobs do data scientists hold prior to data science?

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Conclusion

What does this mean for data science job seekers?

What does this mean for employers looking for data scientists?


Footnotes


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Chris Lindner

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Chris Lindner is a Product Scientist at Indeed, the world’s #1 job site. Chris is also a PhD astrophysicist and semi-professional poker player.

Indeed Engineering

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Chris Lindner

Written by

Chris Lindner is a Product Scientist at Indeed, the world’s #1 job site. Chris is also a PhD astrophysicist and semi-professional poker player.

Indeed Engineering

Stories from Indeed Engineering

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