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Career path for SAS programmer

Hi ,

 

I want to switch my profile from Java Developer to a SAS Programmer.

Please tell me what kind of difficulties will i face in learning SAS and after that getting Job in SAS??

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Re: Career path for SAS programmer

Sorry, your question is too vague.  For learning a new programming language you will face the same hurdles as for any other language, syntax and structures.

For getting a job, its the same for any job.

If you need further help consider looking at the SAS provided video training, the vast amount of tutorials, and tips out on the web and here.

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Re: Career path for SAS programmer

The biggest hurdle in learning SAS is getting a copy of SAS to work on. Fortunately, SAS has an answer for that. See https://www.sas.com/en_us/software/university-edition.html.

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Re: Career path for SAS programmer

NO . You would not face any obstacle . Since you are Java programmer, I think you are going to become a seasoned SAS programmer very soon. Just keep learning .

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Re: Career path for SAS programmer

Hi

I want to go purely into data science domain.
Switch my profile from java developer to a data scientist.
Please guide me what should i do in order to achieve my target.





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Oh. There are many things you need to learn . Especially learn a lot of Math things like : Statistical theory, Linear Math ............

New Contributor
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Re: Career path for SAS programmer

Hi ksharp

What if i go for the analyst profile first by
Doing advance SAS?
Will that be of any benefit to me?



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Re: Career path for SAS programmer

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@rghv

If you want to get into the analyst/data scientist domain then it's more about getting the subject matter expertise. SAS is the market leader in this domain so you will likely use SAS as one of your tools once you've got the skills - but you need first to get the skills (math, stats, econometrics, and subject matter expertise in at least one industry like insurance, finance, utilities or the like).

It's in the end about applied mathematics so you need to understand the theory, the industry where you have to apply the theory and then also get the skills for the tools like SAS specialized to support you in solving your problems. That's quite a journey for a Java developer and getting the tool skills is likely the least of your challenges.

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Re: Career path for SAS programmer

Thanks a lot Patrick for your suggestions.


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