About the book

Data scientist is one of the most sought-after roles in business, with the Harvard Business Review dubbing it "the sexiest job of the 21st century".

Demand is high, as are salaries. That’s partly why Glassdoor named data scientist the best job in America for the third consecutive year in 2018.

But what does a data scientist actually do? How can you break into the profession? What skills would you need to do so? Where are the jobs? These are just some of the questions we answer in this book.

What’s inside?

Through 60 pages of original research and interviews with working data scientists, we’ll walk you step by step through everything you need to know to break into the data science industry.

  • You’ll start with an industry overview—sharing the history of the term, identifying the right programming languages to learn, and explaining the data science process.

  • Then, you’ll learn from real-life interviews with data scientists at top companies about the workplace day-to-day—and you’ll find out how they broke into the industry.
  • Next, find out which skills you need to thrive in a data science position and what it takes to build a portfolio of projects.

  • Finally, get actionable tips on where to look for jobs, how to network, and how to develop the soft skills that will get you noticed by hiring managers.

Who is this for?

Anyone who wants to understand more about and work in what the Harvard Business Review described as "the sexiest job of the 21st century." Whether you’re just curious about data science or you’ve decided that it is the right career for you, this book is a must-read!

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Your Introduction to Data Science Careers

The key insights you’ll need to get a job in data science can be found in this guide
  • The Foundations of Data Science
  • The Different Data Science Roles
  • The Data Science Process
  • Data Scientists in Action
  • What You Need to Learn to Become a Data Scientist
  • Starting Your Job Search
  • Paths Into Data Science