What is a career in analytics? What sort of work is involved and what should you expect?
Here are 4 things I think you can expect:
1. Your work will be project based. To me, it's a warning sign if it isn't a project. Your employment status may be permanent, part time or contract. That's a separate issue
2. You will spend most of your time translating business needs into analytic solutions
3. The higher you get in your role, the more political you have to be
4. Most people don't get what you do. You will need to balance educating them with simply advocating that they trust you based on your track record.
Tips from a 25 year veteran of the analytic profession.