10 Reasons Why a BA Career Is Awesome (Pt 1)

10 Reasons Why a BA Career Is Awesome (Pt 1)

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Author: Mo’ Ekujumi, Director at SkillHat

I’ve been a Business Analyst for the last 10 years, working with the Government, Tech startups & Fortune 500 companies. I couldn’t have dreamt of a better career to satisfy my drive to make the world a better place, utilizing technology.

Here are 10 Reasons Why a BA Career Is Awesome!

  1. Drive massive Business impact, everyday

BAs are responsible to facilitate Business process improvement, and manage requirements for mission critical products. Some of the systems I’ve managed requirements for include eLearning software, digital health tech, government tax systems, and others. These systems had hundreds of thousands of users. When you build something with a team, and you see the smile it puts on people’s faces, it really gives your hard work meaning.

  1. Earn a High Income

The average BA salary according to Ziprecruiter is $78,000 p/ year. By many standards, this is a good salary, but it gets better. Experienced BAs can make as high as $145K p/ year. Some of the alumni from the SkillHat BA course have hit well over the $100K p/ year mark, shortly after graduation. You can do it too.

  1. Anyone can become a BA

SkillHat alumni have transitioned into BA roles from varying backgrounds such as customer service, healthcare, marketing, tech support, etc. Absolutely anyone can become a BA with the right training, exposure & mentorship. 

  1. Work Remote

Most BA tasks / jobs can be done remotely from the comfort of your home. This is a great advantage that allows you to apply for work anywhere on the globe. With less time spent commuting, you can be more productive, and you’ll have the time to do more things you love – whether that’s spending time with family or enjoying hobbies.

This is part 1 of a two-part email series. In the next post, we will share more nuggets around why the BA career is awesome.

The SkillHat Business Analysis course is an excellent starting point for a BA career. The course provides practical training to get you BA skilled and job ready. However, when you’re trying to make a career transition, you need more than training – you need a mentor & a coach. After your 7 week training you will be paired with 1-on-1 Senior BA who will work with you to; 

  • Identify the right BA role / career path
  • Craft a unique, compelling BA resume 
  • Guide you to apply for internships & jobs effectively
  • Coach you on BA interview skills

If you are interested in becoming a Business Analyst, we can’t wait to work with you. Click below to book a call with a SkillHat Learning Advisor.

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