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Data Scientist: The Definitive Guide to Becoming a Data Scientist by Zacharias Voulgaris PhD

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Chapter 15 Freelance Track

Working as a freelancer or consultant is a great way to gain experience and learn more about the field without having to specialize in a particular industry. At the same time, you can familiarize yourself with different domains, getting a better understanding of the business world. However, like other freelance jobs, it can involve a hectic and sometimes chaotic schedule and long hours. Freelancers and consultants can have downtime (periods when they’re not working), so payment may not be steady. In addition, if you don’t deliver exactly what the client expects, you may not be paid at the end of the project. ...

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