Q: I am currently pursuing a Masters in Mathematics. I am interested in joining a data analytics firm. What are the prospects of this industry in India and what additional qualifications do I need?
Data analysis doesn’t have as bright a scope in India as other functional disciplines like marketing, finance, etc. Companies, market research firms and other service providers will offer you some opportunities. An additional qualification will definitely help you, but ideally, go for it only after you have spent at least a year on the job.
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