DS, Analytics at FAANG or DS, ML at tier 2?
It’s extremely hard for someone with master degree to land in a ML position at FAANG in early career. As an alternative, should they go for a DS analytics position at FAANG, which is easier to get in for master? Or should they target for ML positions at a tier2 firm, then change jobs after several years?
I see that DS Analytics in FAANG pays more than ML positions at tier2. Is it worth staying at a tier2 for several years just for doing ML? Also is it easy to get into FAANG ML positions after working in tier2 for several years?