Is Data Science THE FUTURE

Sep 4 18 Comments

I'm a recent college grad, first job as a software engineer. The hype around Data Science makes me feel there might be more interesting work + more money into it.
Is it right? Should I start prepping for DS roles?

Also we can get into DS roles with just a bachelor's, right?

EDIT:
I guess MLE is the role I'm thinking about. Anyone having some idea as to the prerequisites for this role or some advice, please comment

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TOP 18 Comments
  • Reliable Software / Eng YonkoKaido
    Mle is better I hear. I hear complaints from data scientists that most of their work is data cleaning in excel or sql or web scraping and writing python scripts to create data in the first place. The cool part is a very minute part of the entire process apparently
    Sep 4 4
    • OP
      Do you have any idea what the prerequisites of a MLE role? Research papers count?
      Sep 4
    • Neurocrine AtinlayBro
      Research papers are not required.

      People still use Excel with all the big data around?
      Sep 4
    • American Express D.BCooper
      Every company wants deep python experience and understanding of ML concepts.

      Then you sit in excel or typing sql statements.
      Sep 4
    • Neurocrine AtinlayBro
      Haha agree with Amex, noticed this everywhere
      Sep 4
  • Atlassian d@t_person
    Grass isn’t always greener on other side. If you like coding and engineering work then you will be rudely disappointed. I went SWE from DS for this reason.

    MLE May be happy medium for u.
    Sep 4 3
    • Atlassian d@t_person
      Just realized OP is SWE at Uber...as first role out if college.....I would not move
      Sep 4
    • OP
      Any particular reason why?
      Sep 4
    • Atlassian d@t_person
      I would personally much rather be SWE at uber than DS
      Sep 4
  • Google / Eng fsck
    They are paid *less*
    Sep 4 3
    • OP
      So SWE is a better option?
      Sep 4
    • Google / Eng fsck
      Yes, or MLE = SWE in ML
      Sep 4
    • OP
      Any idea what needs to be in the resume to be considered for that? I have my final year thesis in ML plus a couple of research papers on DL.
      Sep 4
  • Google fghsdui5
    Are you a sequel 🐒?
    Sep 4 3
    • OP
      Whaaaat
      Sep 4
    • Amazon / Data xEYb07
      SQL monkey = slaves to PMs analysis requests and writing SQL queries all day
      Sep 4
    • OP
      Oh, I guess they let me write a bit of Java too xD
      Sep 4
  • Amgen Fin4eng
    There’s 20x+ SWE roles to DS. If you don’t have a PhD then stick with SWE/data engineer
    Sep 4 0