Long live the methods, down with the title. Tell me why I'm wrong.
Idk. The I'm leaving data science for data engineering trope feels like the data professional's version of VC's I'm leaving SF for Miami.
To be fair, data scientist has been a thing for a while or has been imprecisely referred to over several years. 
Technology is the response to a perceived need. Science is that which can explain and predict.
: Rise of the Data Scientist (2010) https://readwrite.com/closer-look-a-taxonomy-of-data/
Goodbye, Data Science accurately describes two of my biggest gripes with being an analyst today.
1) My work is judged on whether or not it agrees with the assumptions of the stakeholders who asked me to do with analysis, not whether my statistical approach was solid.
2) Analysts generally blow at coding and generally don’t want to get good at it.
Analytics engineering/ data engineering the path for me :shrug