Do You Need A Ph.D. To Become A Data Scientist?

Apr 18, 2019
Mandy Arola


In an article titled Why Does A PhD Hurt You?, Lindsey Morris, Director of Data Science & Analytics at axialHealthcare and supporter of Nashville Software School (NSS), looked at the skills acquired when working toward a Ph.D. degree that are valuable for data scientists and those skills that post-docs may not have had an opportunity to acquire.

Read her article on Analytics Insight to find out what skills post-docs can leverage and where they need to grow to be successful in data science and how data science talent -- with and without a Ph.D. -- can add value to your company.

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