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Job Market for SAS base programmer

Hello everyone, 

 

Could anyone please let me know how the job market is for a certified SAS base programmer. I am planning to do my certification. I am new to SAS, and planning to take classes with SAS for my certification as a base programmer to start with. 

 

All your valuable inputs are very much appreciated ! 

 

Thank you so much !

 

Regards

Malcolm

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Re: Job Market for SAS base programmer

Posted in reply to malcolmM78

Where in the world are you? It varies locally.

 

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Re: Job Market for SAS base programmer

Hi Reeza, 

 

Thank you for your reply. I live in Toronto, Canada. Sorry, I forgot to mention where I live Smiley Happy

 

Thank you again. 

 

 

Regards

Malcolm

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Re: Job Market for SAS base programmer

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I would recommend connecting with TASS, the TO area SAS User Group. 

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Re: Job Market for SAS base programmer

Thank you Reeza for your guidance. I have already posted in the Toronto SAS group and hoping to have some answers Smiley Happy

 

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Re: Job Market for SAS base programmer

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Thats really a question along the lines of "how long is a bit of string".  The best people to ask would be recruitment agencies as its their role to get staff/roles and do a lot of market research on it.  But I doubt even they have a clear picture.  There are plenty of roles out there worldwide, but are they real roles, will they meet your expectations, will you meet theirs etc.  What do you want, can you move (region/country), what ties do you have, previous experience etc.  To me certification doesn't mean a lot (education in general), I would look for hands on experience.  Far too many parameters to condense even into a broad answer here (and its not really SAS related).  Good luck with it all anyways.

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Re: Job Market for SAS base programmer

Thank you RW9 for your advise. I am hoping to have more hands on experience with SAS. 

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