DOTmed, June 2019
By John R. Fischer
More than 50 percent of a data scientist’s time is spent cleaning data, according to a Cloudflower 2017 Data Scientist Report.
Michael Garel, director of data strategy for Accruent, gave a presentation at AAMI Exchange in Cleveland this weekend, in which he argued that estimate is actually "quite low."
“From what I’ve seen, data scientists spend most, if not 80 or 90 percent, of their time cleaning data,” he said. “Everybody thinks this data scientist role is the greatest ever. It’s really processing a lot of data.”