Hi there! I currently work as a strategy consultant (2 years post-BA) and am trying to pivot into a pure data scientist role. I studied statistics in undergrad but don’t have industry experience on my resume. Anybody else go down a similar path? If so, I’d love to hear about your experiences. Thanks so much!

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My husband is director of data analytics at a large computer. They regularly hire people who have the educational background with no real world experience. And they have had good luck with most of those hires. I think there’s bigger market for data scientists than there are data scientists. So hopefully that’s the case in your market. 

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Thank you both for your input! This is where I’ve been struggling—I know that there is a lot of demand for data analysts, but I’ve seen that it can vary greatly for data scientists.

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