What does it take to become a business intelligence (BI) analyst? I am a graduate student (masters in math and statistics) and I have OCA 10g. Is this a good career choice?
I definitely believe becoming a BI analyst is a great career choice. With all the information available and a limitless amount of data sources — BI analysts should be in high demand once the economy improves. Plus a BI analyst is a tough role to outsource. To be a good BI analyst you need strong analytical and communication skills. You also need a keen business sense to go along with a solid technical background.
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