I used these exact steps to land a job as a data science manager in early 2022.
💼 Watch Interviews with Data Scientists
The first thing you want to do is make sure you know what data science is. It would be super awkward to chase after a career that you don't actually understand or enjoy.
Good news. I found an amazing site a few years back that has documented several career paths. It will tell you the education you need, the growth rate of the career, and even filmed interviews with people in that field.
🎥 Data Science Interviews
📖 Read Job Applications
Now that you have a feel for what data science is all about, get out there and read some real job applications.
🔎 What to look for
- Programming languages mentioned: Python, SQL
- Python Libraries: PyTorch, Matplotlib, Pandas
- Education requirements: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
- Technical requirements: Azure Data Factories (ADF)
🐍 Take a Python Course
Make sure that the Python class you take is applicable to data science. Look for these libraries in the class: Pandas, Matplotlib, Numpy, and also some REST API and SQL examples.
I prefer paid classes unless there is a super popular free class. I take my classes on Udemy. I recently have been taking The Python Mega Course: Build 10 Real World Applications. It gives a great overview of what Python can do.
freeCodeCamp is well-known for its coding classes.
📈 Take a SQL Course
SQL is a standard database language. If you go into data science it is assumed you have at least touched it. I took my class at Khan Academy for free.
👩🏫 Khan Academy
📄 Resume Building
I do have a class on resume building for engineers and computer scientists on Skillshare. Feel free to check it out - I have a 30-day free trial if you have never been on Skillshare before.