While reading to many blogs and question answer in many communities, what I keep encountering is the common question which is actually a myth about an Analytics Career. There are many aspirants may be dropping the idea of becoming analytics experts. So here we will discuss and try to find out the truth. So let us start. Here are some the myths I gathered to take on them:
You need to be an engineer to start a career in Business Analytics:
The truth is that you don’t. All you need is the ability to think structurally and comfort with number crunching. As long as you can put structure to unstructured problems and perform back of the envelope calculations, you are as good as any analyst out there. Having said that, companies prefer people from a quantitative background as they are expected to be better with numbers. By quantitative background, I mean people from any of these disciplines: Engineering, Economics, Maths, Statistics, Physics or MBAs with graduation in these fields.