USA / CA +1 (877) 872 2860

UK +44 330 808 9340

Australia +61 279 080 154

Info@AdaptiveUS.com

Get Started for Free
adaptiveus2022logo             

100% Success in IIBA Exams or 100% Refund. That's a Promise.

                 Member Login

    Back to Blog

    Career paths for Business Analysts

    Image of Ann P
    Ann P

    Business analysis is a very versatile space. It offers numerous career paths for its practitioners. In this article, we have described common career paths that are suitable for business analysts. Here is a very broad guideline for the career progressions for Business analysts.

    BA Career Paths

    Four common career paths BAs can pursue are:

    1. Business analysis
    2. Product management
    3. Project management
    4. Consulting

    However having said that it depends on the person’s interest, domain/technical knowledge, interest to learn new concepts, and risk-taking ability which determines largely the career progress.

    If you are risk-taking and open to learn new concepts/domains you can change your domain and move to a new field and establish yourself to be a good player in the field. This gives you good exposure and makes your career prospects broader. That makes you a good candidate for a senior executive position.

    If you love what you are good at and aim to become an expert in the same without changing gears then you can master your domain including getting into other areas in the same domain. This can include having a good hold on the tools and products prevalent in the domain. This can make you a great specialist and unique in the field, which is invaluable for your career.

    You can make yourself a great consultant in a particular field and can think of working with multiple clients to give them a part of your time and expert guidance. In return, this gives you the flexibility and the rich experience of working with multiple clients.

    There is no better time than now to start something good.

    Go and Kiss the world as per your taste and interest, the world is all yours if you can make it and believe in yourself.

    Further Suggested Reading

    Top 10 IT Skills For Business Analysts - Grab Them Today!

    Best Business Analysis Books

     

     


    Related Posts

    8 Steps to Transition from Developer to Business Analyst

    Image of Ann P
    Ann P
     

    This is a very frequent request that we come across.

    Read more

    Steps to Transition from a PMO Analyst to a Business Analyst Role

    Image of LN Mishra, CBAP, CBDA, AAC & CCA
    LN Mishra, CBAP, CBDA, AAC & CCA

    As a career option, the business analyst role offers greater challenges and higher compensation. As...

    Read more