Path to data science from financial/business analyst

New / Finance cosine88
Nov 10, 2019 6 Comments

I'm a financial analyst in the aerospace industry making $60k. It's stable but the prospects of making more than $80-100k are not great. And it just doesn't compare at all to tech salaries.
Should I just job-hop between corporate analyst positions, or should I learn a software language and reorient myself as a business data analyst? It seems like a feasible way to 2x or 3x my income.

If so, should I learn Python, or R, or something else? Which is the way of the future? Should I take a bootcamp or just do cheap online courses? I wouldn't have to quit to do online courses, but I would only be able to implement my new skills in a very limited way at my current job.


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  • Snapchat TCobsessed
    PM me
    Nov 10, 2019 2
    • Duke Energy helge
      Hey the rest of us want to know too lol
      Nov 10, 2019
    • Snapchat TCobsessed
      Then... PM me? 🤷🏻‍♂️
      Nov 10, 2019
  • New scheme
    High TC is tempting but try some online courses to see if coding even interests you. I have seen BAs move into product mgmt roles and those come with decent to high TCs too.
    Nov 10, 2019 0
  • American Airlines / Mgmt

    American Airlines Mgmt

    TC 🥜 searching 💰
    At AA, new grads with internship experience can start at $65k, with good hours to take advantage of standby travel benefits not bad. Project managers can make $75k+ and if IT work groups much higher, business analysts, QA likely in the $90k+
    again just AA: incoming analysts know SQL, R, Python, obviously we are still Excel spreadsheet minded 😐 but if you know how to work with COGNOS, Tableau, Alteryx, Intelex, SharePoint dashboards and create pretty outputs and PowerPoint not hard to make $100k+. Good luck.
    Nov 10, 2019 0
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    Nov 10, 2019 0


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