Building a successful career has increasingly become more important in recent years. The demands and expectations of modern society have made it even more expedient to achieve career success and financial freedom.

There are so many careers to choose from, each with its distinct features. Choosing which career path to follow is a major challenge for many today. 

The information technology space is one of the most vital sectors today owing to its massively important role in the world. The IT sector has many roles – some technical and others nontechnical. The nontechnical IT roles require little or no technical skills, and Business Analysis is one of the front runners in that category. 

Globally, in recent years, Business analysts have become extremely popular and dominant, a phenomenon which has led to a steep rise in the number of prospective Business analysts year on year. 

But is there any other catch in becoming a Business Analyst? Of course, yes! 

There is a long list of reasons, and here are some of them.

  1. It Is Lucrative – The BA role is quite lucrative as the salary is competitive worldwide. After all, who doesn’t want financial freedom and stability? 
  1. Non-Technical – Even though the Business analyst role is largely classified as an IT role, the good news for those who want to transition into the role from a profession without technical background is that the functions of a Business Analyst are largely non-technical. Most of the responsibilities are based on soft skills you probably already have. 

One eye-catching point is that most of this role’s functions use soft and transferable skills. Luckily, research has shown that most professionals, regardless of their background, have at one time or the other used most of these skills in performing their jobs and other tasks. These include skills like communication, facilitation, documentation, time management, etc.

  1. Work-Life Balance – The BA profession is big on work-life balance. If you are looking for a profession where you can plan your work schedule effectively and still have quality time for family and other activities, then this is for you.
  2. Relevance – Well if the technology revolution continues, Business analysts will continue to be in high demand. Right now, I dare say that it is one of the most in-demand professions globally today. At the time of this write-up, the U.S. Bureau of Labor projects that the Business analyst role will grow by about 14% in the next decade, which is higher than any other role.

Still, trying to figure it out? Well, people from all walks of life – health workers, nurses, teachers, financial and customer advisors, janitors, and business owners – have taken a stroll into the Business Analysis profession and changed their lives for the better. 

The question is this: if these people can do it, who can’t do it? Well, as I love to say, the only people who cannot become Business Analysts are those who don’t want to.