# How I’d Learn Data Science If I Could Start Over (4 Years In)

## A newer and more effective approach

# A New Perspective

Two years ago, I wrote a similar article explaining how I’d learn data science if I could start over. Now that I’m four years into my career, which is double the amount of time, I’ve realized that there is a much better approach to learning data science.

The problem with my previous guide is that it acts as a one-size-fits-all solution which simply isn’t the case. Because data science covers such a broad spectrum of skills and subjects, it’s only natural that particular skills matter a lot more for certain types of data scientists and a lot less for others.

And so, “How I’d Learn Data Science if I could start over” really starts with the question, “**what aspects of data science am Interested in?**” Is it statistical analysis? Is it deep learning? Is it building visualizations? Understanding this will help with prioritizing what skills to learn first. And if you’re unsure what aspects of data science you’re interested in, that’s completely okay because there are fundamental skills required by all types of data scientists that you can start with (as far I know).

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