What is a career in analytics? What sort of work is involved and what should you expect?
Here are 4 things I think you can expect:
- Your work will be project based. To me, it's a warning sign if it isn't a project. Your employment status may be permanent, part time or contract. That's a separate issue
- You will spend most of your time translating business needs into analytic solutions
- The higher you get in your role, the more political you have to be
- Most people don't get what you do. You will need to balance educating them with simply advocating that they trust you based on your track record.
Tips from a 25 year veteran of the analytic profession.