What is the path to become data scientist for a 10yoe engineer
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- Amazon / ProductAxGj47bbgfStatistics, statistics and lots of statistics. Assuming you are well versed with more mechanical part—Python, SQL etc
- I don’t disagree, but I would argue that things like the distribution of seniority among the two groups, the local supply demand, and the local “definition”- see Lyfts blog post on renaming analysts scientists- are all very impactful. As a result, there are sections of the phase space for which eng makes more and sections that DS makes more. What span of the phase space and how one chooses to aggregate it will determine which one on “avg” makes more.
TLDR, it’s contextual, but more often than not I agree with you.