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Old 11-03-2014, 04:15 PM
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I'm going to have to agree here. You might as well get a masters degree in synergy science.
I think it's more that the personality to major in data science vs statistics isn't really the personality of an innovator. They're basically going into the industry once it's commoditized.

It would be cooler to mess around with math/stats in college, then come to the real world and discover a niche where you can apply those skills. That personality would discover big data and have the creative capacity to do something new in it.
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It would be unwise to get an MS in data science. You don't want a degree named after an industry buzzword that might no longer be "hot" or relevant in 10 years.
Some people seem to just like spending $63K for a Data Science degree from Berkeley.
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I agree with your fix. I assume most of the people getting those degrees are being paid via some combination of grants and teaching assignments.

But I wouldn't be surprised if these degrees turn out to be useful (or at least, of the studying to get the degree turns out to be useful.) Data science isn't going away.
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I think it's more that the personality to major in data science vs statistics isn't really the personality of an innovator. They're basically going into the industry once it's commoditized.
Do you even know a single data scientist ?
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Do you even know a single data scientist ?
I know a guy who's title is "data scientist" and let's just say he works for a popular company whose name rhymes with moober. He has a masters in wait for it...public policy.

I don't know how scientific his day-to-day job actually is.
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I know a guy who's title is "data scientist" and let's just say he works for a popular company whose name rhymes with moober. He has a masters in wait for it...public policy.

I don't know how scientific his day-to-day job actually is.
Yeah, I've gotten interviewed by all sorts. At most places that aren't doing deep learning (think Watson), data science is just a Bi analyst who can a/b test.
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