Transitioning From Academia to Industry: Perspectives from Indeed’s Data Scientists

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Since I left the academy two years ago, some of the more common questions I receive are: “Why did you leave academia?” “What should I do to make myself more hireable?” And the most existential question of all: “Will everything be OK if I leave?”

The most significant difference highlighted by the post, from which all others flowed:

One data scientist commented that her “pay doubled and the amount of work required halved” and another about “how good it feels to not be struggling financially!”

If you're making the transition, this post is golden. If you know someone who is, share this with them.

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