Data Engineer vs Data Scientist at T-Mobile (or wherever you work)
I am not currently in a tech role but am seriously thinking of doing a combination of self-studying and a bootcamp. I am interested in either becoming a data engineer or data scientist. I know that data engineers work on creating pipelines, while data scientists are more business orientated and interpret data. I think since I am more of a people's person I would enjoy being a data scientist more that a data engineer but I was hoping to get a consensus on a couple of things.
1. Do most data engineers and data scientists start out as data analysts?
2. Are a lot of the skill sets data engineers and data scientists have similar? What would these skill sets be?
3. I would imagine that at a small company or startup data engineers/data scientists might have to do all data related work, where as in bigger companies, like T-mobile people are doing very segmented work. Where would be the best place to gain the most learning experience?
4. Do you think the role of data engineers/ data scientists are different depending on the company's industry? Or do you think that work is similar across industries.
Thanks for all your help.