What Hiring Managers Need to Understand About Data Scientists

Michael Li recently wrote, “AtThe Data Incubator, I’ve spoken to hundreds of employers looking to hire data scientists — particularly those with advanced degrees. With all the hype surrounding big data these days, it’s unsurprising that there’s as much misinformation floating around as there are facts. Unfortunately, hiring managers often fall victim to believing many common misconceptions to be true. Here are three facts about data science that hiring managers may not understand.”

Li goes on, “(1)Data scientists and software engineers are not the same. Believing the two are synonymous is a common mistake. While engineers with software development backgrounds do sometimes call themselves data scientists to capitalize on the associated salary premium, the results tend to be mediocre.;

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