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    [–] Preference on Where to Wrangle Data with python and SQL TheNoobtologist 2 points ago in datascience

    I think it depends on how big the dataset is, how often it’s updated, and how many people are using it. Since you’re the only user, I’d probably store it as a csv on my computer. But if it’s huge, I’ve noticed that SQL is a lot faster than Pandas for basic queries.

    [–] Did I ruin my career by choosing BME? TheNoobtologist 2 points ago in bioengineering

    BME is very broad, which means a lot of grads who don't know what they want to do within the field struggle to find a position. Grads in EE and ME who also don't specialize run into the same problem. You need to figure out what area you want to go into and then build the relevant skills. Once you do that, you will have no trouble finding a job. If a company wants to discriminate based on the type of degree you have then, trust me, that's not a company you want to be working for.

    [–] Data Scientist vs Data Analyst: what’s the difference? TheNoobtologist 2 points ago in datascience

    Same. I’m actually a data analyst but the work I do involves building pipelines in Python—apparently, this is more like a DS or DE role—not DA. But they are paying me enough for entry level, so I can’t complain 🤷🏼‍♂️

    [–] Data Scientist vs Data Analyst: what’s the difference? TheNoobtologist 2 points ago in datascience

    I think it really depends on where you go. Both of these jobs are so similar and broad at the same time that you could have a DA at one company that does what a DS at another company does, and vice versa. But generally DS is paid higher.

    [–] What common item has a feature that most people do not know? TheNoobtologist 425 points ago in AskReddit

    The number of assholes on the road doing this astounds me. Like seriously—are these people completely oblivious or do they just not care about other people on the road?

    [–] Would a Data Science + Bioengineering double major be a safe choice instead of straight up Chemical Engineering? TheNoobtologist 1 points ago in bioengineering

    I was a BME major who now works in data science and second this. There will not be enough CS grads to fill all the data science roles, and there’s actually a benefit to having a background in biotech with data science skills, since you will probably be working with a bunch of different teams with vastly different backgrounds.

    [–] Year 3 Med Student considering Eng; advice? TheNoobtologist 2 points ago in bioengineering

    We have a few MDs at my company who work with establishing clinical partnerships with clients and help guide business decisions by analyzing outcomes data

    [–] Clinical research Coordinator - ADVICE needed. TheNoobtologist 4 points ago in biotech

    I was a CRC. It’s a very social role that involves calling patients, coordinating with doctors, nurses, and in general, dealing with a lot of potentially difficult to work with people. I did not have a positive experience as a CRC and would advise against you from pursuing it if your natural talents are geared more toward introverted activity. There’s a lot of high paying and well respected jobs out there for introverts. Take some time to figure out where your interests align with your strengths.

    [–] Dating when you live with your parents. TheNoobtologist 21 points ago in Tinder

    You can always trust battlefield and bourbon.

    [–] Should I switch down from Data Scientist back down to a Data Analyst? TheNoobtologist 1 points ago in datascience

    That’s good to know. I’d hate to end up in another role where I wasn’t doing programming. From what it sounds like, a lot of these other data analyst roles don’t use any advanced understanding of Python.

    [–] Should I switch down from Data Scientist back down to a Data Analyst? TheNoobtologist 3 points ago in datascience

    I may be using the word pipeline wrong too. For clarification, the stuff I build processes the data from a sever and then does the analysis in automated stages so that it ends up in charts, tables, and plots that the management wants. The data engineers at our company build tools that interface between different apps, and from my understanding, have backgrounds closer to software engineering than data science.

    [–] Should I switch down from Data Scientist back down to a Data Analyst? TheNoobtologist 9 points ago in datascience

    I think this really depends on the company, but maybe you’re asking this respect to Google? I’m a data analyst in the Bay (not at Google) and am pretty much programming pipelines in Python 95% of the time.

    [–] Why would any decent software engineer want to live in Canada? TheNoobtologist 3 points ago in cscareerquestions

    Couldn’t this be generalized for practically every other field as well? The US pays more but COL is also higher.

    [–] Physics PhD to SWE TheNoobtologist 0 points ago in cscareerquestions

    Have you considered data science? It would still involve a lot of programming but might utilize your physics background more.

    [–] Internship Rejections going from BS to MS TheNoobtologist 1 points ago in cscareerquestions

    I think you skills section should be front and top. That’s really the most relevant section to employers and they have to go all the way to the bottom to find it.

    [–] /r/biotech: Time to clean this place up TheNoobtologist -1 points ago in biotech

    100% agree. Remove the spam Podcast and T-shirt advertisements while you’re at it.

    [–] Bitcoin finally explained TheNoobtologist 1 points ago in btc

    This is actually a great idea. I could see this happening in the future.

    [–] Medical Student interested in BME TheNoobtologist 1 points ago in bioengineering

    I’m not sure about faculty, but you could probably find a well-compensated position in health care technology/biotech.