Working at Peak, we have such a diverse team of data scientists, and I’m always interested in hearing about people’s routes into data science, particularly the less conventional routes!
I worked in various roles in business intelligence and data engineering before deciding to move into data science, and I did a two year part-time MSc in data science to get me into my new career. This got me up-to speed with the maths and statistics knowledge that I lacked from my non-technical undergraduate degree.
What career(s) did you have in a previous life? I’d love to hear about how you made the transition into data science and what skills from your previous jobs were transferable?