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Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Spring 2023

Department 1



Data science is an extremely fast growing field in which job opportunities are opening in every industry related to data science. Within the data science field is the sports data science industry which has it's own requirements and specificities that may not be present in other industries. In this paper, research is done using multiple job posting websites such as LinkedIn, Indeed, Sportstek jobs, and TeamworkOnline to explore the job descriptions of many different sports data science jobs. These job descriptions are then examined using Python coding to find the frequencies of specific data science skills in the various job postings to see which skills are most important for aspiring sports data scientists to learn.


Written for MGT 460: Individualized Study-Research.

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