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Data science is so obscure the author is right to point out how there's a real difference between what a data scientist actually does and what he needs to do to actually get a job in data science. If you can write queries and understand product metrics, that's about half of all of the data science jobs and interviews.

But IMO the field is getting to a point where the engineers are going into machine learning because it's a pay bump and the data analysts are realizing they can start calling themselves data scientists with some more experience under their belt.

Ultimately the field is saturating to where people are now going into this field as an easy way to hit six figures. You see that with the rise of the data science bootcamps but I digress as I wrote more about it here: https://www.interviewquery.com/blog/the-saturation-of-data-s...

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