The University of Wisconsin Master of Science in Data Science blog team will be exploring how data science complements various professional backgrounds in the Can I Be a Data Scientist? blog series. We’re excited to bring the world of data science to people who might not otherwise seek it.
You’re in the health information field, but you want to expand on your expertise or explore other fields… Are you the type to geek out over numbers, equations, and statistics? Do you frequently question existing assumptions and processes? If the answer to either or both of these questions is ‘yes,’ then data science—an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the use of data to inform decisions and make new discoveries—may be a good fit for you.