I have recently started following Analytics Vidhya and it is really helpful and informative and I love this blog. I am working for an analytical firm for about 2.8 years and I am from statistical background(M.Sc. Statistics). Recently I have resigned from the current organization.
Could you please suggest which field should I choose?
Statistical Analyst or Data Scientist ? I have both offers in hand, so I have to confirm any one of them ASAP. I am totally confused because Statistical Analyst gives the nice compensation compared to the data scientist role and providing an onsite opportunity for the training and its related credit risk/banking domain, moreover the company is based in my home location. And other side Data scientist role related to telecom domain.
I am very much interested to start my career as a data scientist. But finally compensation matters.
- Please suggest me can I go with Statistical Analyst or Data Scientist?
- If I have chosen Statistical Analyst role, so is there any chance to get into the data scientist field again sometime in the future?
My current role is a Business analyst and working on web analytics data in the Market Research domain. I have hands on work experience on SAS, SQL and Excel. Other than this I have a basic understanding of VBA too. I have sound knowledge in R programming. My Masters and Bachelors I have used completely R and also I am good in Statistical background.