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Considering a transition to data analytics/data analyst/IT type roles. Anyone make the switch from accounting without extensive prior knowledge in these areas? Currently enrolling in EdX courses to confirm interest and get a baseline level of skill. Also trying to consider whether it’ll mean a significant pay cut or not. Fwiw, 3+ years experience in forensics, CPA, all that jazz. Input/experiences are appreciated!

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