Career Advice for a Late Bloomer
I write SQL queries for reports and use an arcane reporting tool called Jasper Studio, and some Tableau. I'm in NYC at a non profit with 83k TC/3 yoe. I'm also a teaching assistant at a data analytics/viz boot camp run by Trilogy education at Columbia - 13k TC. We cover basic Python, Pandas, databases, and basic Flask apps with JS visualization libraries.
Here's what I feel like is working against me:
- only solved a few easy on leetcode
- no math background
- age 38
- my career before getting into reporting was pretty non technical
Should I try for a better paying reporting or BI role? Or a data analyst role if that's possible without stats?
It feels like too big of a gap to grind leetcode and get a job as a data engineer but that would be my long term goal.
I'm not sure what to do but I need to make more money because my wife wants to have kids!