What is the value of Business Analysts?
Why is Business Analysis relevant in today's economy?
Your prospects as a Business Analyst
An exciting aspect of being a Business Analyst is that your career can go in many different directions and can translate well into various specialities.Business Analysts will often follow a typical route of career progression that looks something like this:
Junior Business Analyst > Business Analyst > Senior Business Analyst > Lead Business Analyst
However, because Business Analyst roles are as varied as the companies they work for, it’s difficult to define a traditional, linear career path. Once you have experience as a BA, there’s a world of opportunity available to you.
Although many people choose to stay in their role as BA and become progressively more senior (and therefore better compensated), others choose to branch out into related functions such as:
- Change management
- Organisational change and development
- Enterprise architecture
- Business architecture
- External business consultancy
- Head of business analysis practice
- Head of business change
- Portfolio manager/director