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Physics Transitioning from teaching to Data science

  1. Aug 17, 2017 #1
    Hi all! First of all I am sorry about (grammatical ,etc) mistakes that I maybe do but english is not my first language. I am physics teacher in Greece holding a B.Sc. in Physics and a M.Sc. in Physics teaching. After 3 years of professional teaching I would like to start working in another sector more profitable because teaching is very low paid job here in Greece. So, I consider entering IT Development jobs and specifically Data Science as there are many and much better paid job posts. The problem is that the only coding I have done in my life was during my studies C++, Unix, HTML. A few days ago I started the Data Science specialization from John Hopkins uni.
    Do you believe that it could help me essentially?
    Do you believe that I could pursue developing jobs after this specialization and/or a masters degree in IT/ Data Science?
    Which IT sector do you believe that would be the most appropriate to my profile?
    Which IT sector is in huge demand ?

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. Aug 17, 2017 #2
    Well it won't hurt, and you have to start somewhere. I don't think that, by itself, it is going to be enough.

    You should be thinking this way: "I need multiple finished projects demonstrating I can leverage advanced analytics through code. Will this degree help me do that?" Maybe it does. Maybe you don't even need it. That's something only you can answer.
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