Career for data analyst (should I get a master?)
Im currently a business dat analyst. I know how to code in Python and R, use Tableau and Excel regularly and proficiently. 3+ years of experience so far. My background was hardware engineer though. current total comp is 140k base + maybe 40k in equity (company is still private, so stock has no value; and this Tesla is an old account during my internship). I want to move up in my career ladder, but not sure if as analytics lead/senior or as analytics manager, or go into data science. if i choose the last option, then the question would be should i get a master? currently it seems like there's very low chance of me breaking into the field with only a BS degree. I know everyone's career path is different, but I want to hear some sincere advice and/or your experience with similar career field. Is getting a master at this point worth it? Also, if so, which master is most reasonable/useful in term of going into DS? Also, would you recommend a part time (online) or full time (immersive) program? And if not DS, is MBA vital for becoming a manager? I know this is a lot questions. I'm pondering about how to build my career.