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What’s the best option for a generalist consultant to pivot into analytics work? Is an advanced degree (e.g. DS, DA, CS, etc) required to make the shift?

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I was a generalist consultant before becoming a DS. I did the OMSCS program at Gatech and it helped me gain a lot of credibility. You could probably make the transition without a masters degree but you'd be more likely doing analytics / SQL work instead of modeling.

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Thanks for the insight. How different is analytics vs. DA work? I still want to leverage the generalist skills but be able to provide a deeper insight as a data SME. Also, given your background, how did you work to meet the application requirements for OMSCS?? Did you skill up through relevant project work?

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