How do I make a career change from a physicist to a data analyst?

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96 months ago

Is it possible to transition from being a physicist to a data analyst without doing a masters in something (ie statistics or computers)? Additionally, what training or certifications would I need to do this?

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Jarod in Cambridge, Massachusetts

72 months ago

I can't say for sure, but I would start by looking through some of the job descriptions of jobs that you're interested in. See how you can spin the skills you've picked up. For example, if you're a computational physicist, you probably know C++ or some programming language. If you're still in grad school, consider taking a data analysis/statistics courses. You might also look at doing data analysis in the financial world. They often times hire physicists straight out of grad school. You'll want to pick up a book specific to the job you're applying for before the interview to learn their lingo. Good luck.

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