Switching from DBA to Data Science

Wells Fargo icepin
Dec 21, 2018 4 Comments

Hello folks!

I’ve been working as a contractor Database Analyst(MongoDB/Spark ETL) at Wells Fargo for about 6 months. Prior to this, I was a Big Data Developer at Humana for 2 years, also as a contractor.

I’ve grown tired of working contract jobs and I’m seeking a step-up in my career. Do I have a chance of landing a FTE as a Data Scientist in a good company? If not, how should I go about closing the gap to make it happen? Bootcamps/certifications?

I highly appreciate any help.


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TOP 4 Comments
  • New sfUN21
    Start doing shit on your own until someone sees your potential.
    Dec 21, 2018 0
  • Accela Karthik R
    I have a position on MongoDB Admin
    Apr 16 0
  • Google / Eng BTCheeks
    Dec 22, 2018 0
  • Credit Karma Fb_ftw
    If you can’t land a full-time non-contract job as a database analyst with your prior experience, then it’s highly unlikely that you’ll land a data science position at a good company.
    Dec 21, 2018 0

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