Fintech or Data Science

Newmark Knight Frank jpolo922
Nov 22, 2019 10 Comments

I'm thinking about taking a 24 week part time bootcamp. The options are fintech or Data science. Fintech has modules on crypto/blockchain with programming deep dives into python. On the other hand, Data science is straight up going through all the programming knowledges incl SQL and Python. Which one do you think is more useful?

I'm leaning towards data science bc I can apply it to my finance job now and knowing languages will let me have more exposure to different companies.

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  • Credit Karma isujtnam
    DS is also bullshit. Just do swe bootcamp.
    Nov 22, 2019 0
  • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
    It depends on your background. Both are generally fluff
    Nov 22, 2019 0
  • PayPal kbDQ88
    Imo doing those “fintech” boot camps are just milking the hype. Learn data science and get into fintech. Everything is ultimately data the “fintech” concepts are how that data is used in a business sense. That you can learn on the job. Data science is a skill vs fintech is more of a hype keyword. Banks sending a csv file to a Dropbox is technically considered “fintech “.
    Dec 3, 2019 0
  • New gLPz42
    Data science.. fintech can be learnt on the job and public domain, besides no one can teach fintech... it is like saying.. I am going to learn healthcare in a course.

    -someone who has lived this world for 10 years
    Dec 11, 2019 0
  • Newmark Knight Frank jpolo922
    OP
    Doing fp&a now, fairly senior at this point but I notice all the jobs these days are looking for SQL. Figure doing the data science bootcamp can help get me into this companies.
    Nov 22, 2019 1
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      In finance you need sql and excel/vba, it was always like this
      Nov 22, 2019
  • New Flaxed
    Curious to know everyone's thoughts on this as well. Just cleared the interview and was invited into a 24-week data analytics program at UCI. Also currently working in finance in commercial banking as an underwriter/analyst/portfolio manager sort of role.
    Dec 1, 2019 0
  • Google
    Which fintech companies would you be looking toward?
    Nov 24, 2019 0
  • Affirm wbao
    DS hands-down. Fintech is much more nonspecific than DS and also more saturated job market-wise
    Nov 22, 2019 0
  • Charles Schwab gdsl14ckhA
    Data science
    Nov 22, 2019 0

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