Hi Forum !
I am trying to move from a regular full time IT job into analytics space. Have 14 years of exp. in databases and RDBMS related development activities. Planning to quit from the current job to dedicate fully to learning analytics.
Have a few generic questions on opportunities that I can expect. Would like to get this forum’s expert opinions and guidance.
- Are opportunities limited to regular jobs or is it possible to work as an independent consultant in this space ? I prefer to take up smaller tasks rather than getting into a full time job.
- If there is scope for an independent consultant, what tools should I focus on ? I know SAS is very pricey and only big companies can afford them. How is R and other tools faring compared to SAS ?
- Finally, are there opportunities available as a trainer in any of these tools ?
Thanks & regards,