How To Become A Business Analyst Consultant?

if my mom works as a Business Analyst could she switch her job to be a consultant or is that a totally different job?

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2 Responses to "How To Become A Business Analyst Consultant?"

  1. rtfm   December 2, 2010 at 7:40 am

    A consultant is simply someone who’s hired by different companies to advise them on whatever situation within their firm that they need advice on — so yeah, if your mom *wanted* to leave her current job and hire herself out as a consultant to companies who need a business analyst, that’s certainly something that would be possible.

    Maybe she doesn’t want to do that, though. Maybe she likes having job security and a steady paycheck and doesn’t want to bother keeping track of all her own tax records?

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  2. The CPA Guy   December 2, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Anyone can call themselves a consultant. Unlike certain professional titles, which may require a certain level of education or other minimum qualifications, a consultant title doesn’t really mean much.

    If she’s planning on consulting in a field that’s related to her area of expertise, then the job may not be all that different. For example, if your mom did analyses of capital expenditures for restaurants as a business analyst, and she plans to do the same thing as a consultant, than she’s going to be doing pretty much the same thing so it’s not a different job – it’s only a different title.

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