Chapter 16. Moving up the ladder

This chapter covers

  • Different paths beyond senior data scientist
  • The opportunities and risks of possible career trajectories

Through the last part of this book, we’ve covered how to flesh out your career: learning to cope with failure, joining the community, and switching jobs. As your career strengthens, you’ll eventually want to decide where that career is heading. It’s not obvious what options data scientists will have as they progress upward; becoming a manager is one possibility, but it’s not the only one.

In this chapter, we cover three common career trajectories for a data scientist—moving into management, ...

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