I wanted some guidance regarding Analytics as a career.
I am currently working with an IT MNC as a Sr. Business Analyst and have around 10.5 years of overall experience. I am working in the Analytics team here using mainly the office tools like, word,excel and power point including VBA. We do a lot of data analytics and advisory work, creating regular reports and presentations for various reviews. We participate in the cadence calls along with the clients to understand the actions and happenings and build our observations around them to be put in the presentation deck.
Since it has been a long time in the same domain and the same company without much
progress, I skilled up myself on SAS (as I found that as the most appropriate; after research). I did it from a pvt. Institute and also doing a project on it at present. But at times I feel whether I took the right decision by choosing SAS as I don’t use it in current designation and neither I’ve past experience of it so not at par with the other experienced SAS professionals.
I am also confused that with 10.5 years of work experience and fresh knowledge of SAS what sort of profile I will get. Of course, I don’t want a fresher’s job.
My expectation is that I get a consultant and advisory role in analytics domain
(as per my experience and skill set) with SAS implementation (i.e. not core SAS programming or development).
I am totally confused at this juncture as I need to change my job soon but at the same time I am unable to figure out how to take it ahead.
I would be grateful for any kind of guidance provided by you.
Please let me know if you need to know anything else regarding my professional experience,
I would be happy to oblige.
Thanks a lot for your help.