rashid elhawli

The Transition

First and foremost, let’s acknowledge that it has been far too long since we last met. Much has happened since then, as we proceed through the article it will become clear why this was the case. The difficulty of the last 4 or so months can be summarised as being a ‘fish out of water’.

I made the tough decision of transitioning from the medical field and entering an entirely new world, namely that of all things data related. It has been difficult, to say the least, moving on from the medical field due to the significance it holds in people’s lives. And let’s be honest, Fair Enough!

However, my experience with the medical field was one of a fish out of water, put simply. I didn’t find that I ever fit the bill, I never thought, “this was what I wanted to be doing for the rest of my career. ” Much of what I felt throughout the whole process was how do I get out of this. For someone like me to get to that point, you know something serious is going on. I don’t want to be misunderstood for saying that it was anybody’s fault. That’s not the case at all. That would be unfairly squaring the blame on someone who doesn’t deserve it. I just believed that there had to be a better way, a way in which I could contribute to society but also be personally content with what I was doing.

For me, that calling came in the form of data. There is something inexplicably attractive about data. It provides the basis for thought, it is essential for development and is manifested in so many different ways, you just don’t realise it!

If you think of data as pieces of information, you begin to appreciate what I am trying to explain in the previous line. On a personal level, the nailer is the fact that its application is so varied. Any field has to acquire some sort of data in order to measure or analyse its activities. I pride myself on being a generalist, but I’m also aware that a unique set of skills is necessary if you are to be of value. In this case, it’s a win-win as data is a specialty that is implemented in a general fashion (across all possible industries).

With that, I’ve moved on to study a masters of data science, so I’ll be tuning in from time to time to keep y’all up to date with the latest in my data filled adventures. I’m glad to be back, stay tuned.

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