What they do not tell you about machine learning
There's a lot of excitement out there about machine learning jobs. So, it's always good to start off with a healthy dose of reality and proper expectations.
By Mike West, SQL Server Evangelist.
Here's some real-world insight.
- Most of my work is data driven. About 90% of it.
- Modeling is a small part of my job.
- I don't use math at all during my day to day work.
- There are no entry level machine learning engineering jobs.
- Most applied modeling isn’t deep learning.
- Real-world models aren’t built on laptops.
- Unless you are a programmer working with data or a skilled data professional you're looking at 5–8 years before you’re in a real-world job.
- There are no real-world machine learning engineers that attended boot camps and received jobs.
- The top skill for a machine learning engineer is SQL.
- Most will never make it past the phone screen.
Good luck to you.
Set some realistic expectations.
Become a voracious learning of all things machine learning.
If you don’t have one, then get a job working with SQL and data. No data skills, no job.
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