Data Scientist_Brainstorming: Experience, Advice, Opportunities?

Hello all,

I recently stubbled along the field of data science and was wondering if any of y’all can offer any experience stories, advice, and what kind of opportunities are out there?

What actions can I take to find a job with data science?

Thank you so much!

Much success to all of you,

have you taken any online courses or read any good practical books yet? I know there are several MOOCs about it and I’m sure those forums would have good resources.