Part 1. Getting started with data science

If you do a Google search for how to become a data scientist, you’ll likely be confronted with a laundry list of skills, from statistical modeling to programming in Python through communicating effectively and making presentations. One job description might describe a role that’s close to a statistician’s, whereas another employer is looking for someone who has a master’s degree in computer science. When you look for ways to gain those skills, you’ll find options ranging from going back to school for a master’s degree to doing a bootcamp to starting to do data analysis in your current job. Put together, ...

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