10 years ago or so, I was jr software engineer who wants to be a business analyst because I am detail oriented, data drive, and also see big picture well with systemwide knowledge. I had to move with then boyfriend to El Paso, TX. there was no such job and the IT industry was bad there. So, I started working as a statistical Analyst and learned to use SAS, STATA, JMP, R and stuff and walked away from IT and became SAS person. It was good enough for me to get out of El Paso and helped me to get a job to move to Austin. Now, my work place is very unstable and I want to find another job but there is not enough SAS job here.. and I see IT business Analyst jobs but I need to make this huge transition and jump from one industry to another.
I believe I am a quick learner and very diverse. I can also apply things easily and I work with dynamic environment well. How do I make this transition? Any advise? Suggestions?