This is the most important question for me right now, may be repetitive. I have just completed my Undergraduation in Business economics honours from Delhi University and doing my internship at Indian Agricultural Statistical Research Institute (I.A.S.R.I). Other interns are generally from the Bsc stats. background. Even though I have great knowledge of Statistics ,basic Economietrics, and having formal coaching in SAS and R but:-
would this be sufficient to be data scientist. Its my dream to be one. Is it necessary to have stats degree? because I have great amount of knowledge of stats , C++ and Python.& SAS
If yes, how can I now shift into core statistics field, By doing masters in it or some other program? And want to possess some formal certificate or degree in statistics.
Can I become a data scientist just by having requisite knowledge , or should I have a degree or certi in it.
Though I have read many Stats books and have done online courses.
So in short now after my undergraduation I want to turn my field into Statistics. so what steps should I take to dive into statistics, what courses or programs to do ? So that I can be a Data scientist or a Business analyst.