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Data Engineer vs Data Scientist? Which one should you choose?


As data science matures, so do the roles within it. Two of the most prominent roles, Data Engineer and Data Scientist, are increasingly sought after by both professionals and employers. So how do you determine which one is the right fit for you?

In this webinar, Aimée Gott, Head of Certification & Assesment and Amy Peterson, Head of Core Curriculum at DataCamp, will delve into the differences and intersection between Data Engineering and Data Science. They start by discussing the core responsibilities of each role. Then, they explore the key differences in skillsets, touching on programming languages, tools, and techniques that are most relevant for each profession. Finally, they share how DataCamp can help prepare you for a career in either role, sharing an overview of courses and certification offerings that can guide you in your career journey.

What will I learn?

  • Understand the core responsibilities and distinctions between Data Engineers and Data Scientists, enabling you to identify the most suitable career path based on your interests and expertise.
  • Gain insights into the unique skillsets, programming languages, tools, and techniques associated with each profession, providing a clear understanding of the competencies required for success.
  • Discover how DataCamp's courses and certifications can help you build the necessary skills and knowledge for a thriving career in Data Engineering or Data Science.

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Amy Peterson

Head of Core Curriculum at DataCamp

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Aimée Gott

Head of Certification Content at DataCamp

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