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Should I apply for a Business Analyst job or get a degree?

I am 19 and work as a System Support consultant 3 days a week with the other 2 in the hardware / software testing department. I have wanted to become a business analyst for some time however do not know what is the best way to do so. I have relatable skills however as I am only 19 do you think i should pursue a degree or spend time applying for jobs in the field? (I have seen a Business Information Systems degree and could get onto, this with my current qualifications however cannot decide.) Thank you for your advice!

Asked By: Tom - 8/8/2013
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I am a Business Analyst now for 6 years. Without a doubt, the answer is to get a degree and possibly get an internship as a Business Analyst while in school. BAs are without a doubt becoming more and more important in the software and IT fields. My recommendation is to continue in the field for a few years and get a... More
Answered By: John B - 8/8/2013
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It's unlikely that you'll advance much in your current position without a degree - and if you lose your current job, getting another without a degree will be a huge challenge. See perhaps if your work can help though - if they can cover the costs of a degree keeping you in the fold in the process, that would be ideal
Answered By: ? - 8/8/2013
 
Hey, Just randomly saw your question, but I know of a good site that may point you in the right direction. Its www.ebusinessanalysttraining.com Hope it helps!
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Answered By: adam j - 8/8/2013
 
I would recommend the degree because it will benefit you in the long run.
Answered By: The Knowledge Academy - 8/9/2013
 
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