The “This is Statistics” campaign has a nice profile of Shannon Cebron, a data scientist working at the Baltimore-based Pegged Software.

What advice would you give to someone thinking of a career in data science?Take some advanced statistics courses if you want to see what it’s like to be a statistician or data scientist. By that point, you’ll be familiar with enough statistical methods to begin solving real-world problems and understanding the power of statistical science. I didn’t realize I wanted to be a data scientist until I took more advanced statistics courses, around my third year as an undergraduate math major.