I know there’s a lot of career uncertainty for people right now, especially for those in industries where working from home just isn’t possible (hey there, service roles) so I wanted to share a little about my own career and why I think it’s pretty fab.
I’m a data analyst, and I’ve worked in healthcare, marketing, and now in HR. I work with numbers a lot, but all the math is done for me by the systems I work with. My favorite tool to use is PowerBI, which lets me build beautiful interactive dashboards for business folks to use in their decision-making. I also code in Python and SQL on a regular basis. I did get a master’s degree in statistics before starting my career, but in undergrad I was a French major who took “Writing About Math” as her required math credit — I had zero interest in a quantitative field! Now, though, I love how my field keeps growing and changing. There are amazing forums and blogs online that I can read for help on a particularly tricky problem, and great courses for free or nearly-free online with Coursera, DataCamp, and others. Not to mention the industry is BOOMING — I get lots of messages on LinkedIn from recruiters, and I’ve gotten two of my last three jobs that way!
If you have any questions about how you can break into this field, I would love to hear them! Ask me anything in the comments below, or send me a DM. I’m rooting for you! ❤️ #debtfreecommunity #debtfreejourney #7babysteps #livewithless #financialfreedom #financialpeace #debtfreedom #livelikenooneelse #budgeting #daveramsey #debtfreeliving #frugalliving #personalfinance #debtsnowball #millennialmoney #moneyhabits #debtfree #liveonabudget #savemoney #frugalmama #frugal #actyourwage #llnoe #momonabudget