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Can a Software Engineer become a Data Scientist?

The skillsets of software engineer and a data scientist is quite different wherein a data scientist need to have in-depth knowledge of statistical concepts, numerical concepts, field-level knowledge and developing various optimization algorithms to derive valuable insights from data. Although there’s some amount of software engineering concepts required to become a successful data scientist; still a software engineer needs to work really hard to become a data scientist.

However, it still depends on the interest and motivation of the students on whether they can upskill themselves to build a career in data science.