We Don't Need Data Scientists, We Need Data Engineers

Data. It’s everywhere and we’re only getting more of it. For the last 5-10 years, data science has attracted newcomers near and far trying to get a taste of that forbidden fruit.

But what does the state of data science hiring look like today?

Here’s the gist of the article in two-sentences for the busy reader.

TLDR: There are 70% more open roles at companies in data engineering as compared to data science. As we train the next generation of data and machine learning practitioners, let’s place more emphasis on engineering skills.

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Organizations may benefit from investing in both data science and data engineering capabilities, and ensuring that there is collaboration and communication between these teams to ensure that the data used for analysis is of the highest quality.

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