I've been a senior business analyst for the past 1 year(post MBA) and before that I worked as an application developer for 2 years. I'm worried that being a BA my career would get stagnant after a point and I won't be able to cross 25-30 lpa. Would it be better for me to switch to the product manager role? Also what other avenues shall I explore?

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There's a long path


I started my career as a Tester, then BA and then Senior BA, Lead BA, and currently working as a product manager. Started with 2.4 LPA currently, my CTC is 28 LPA, and YOE is 7. So don't worry, you are good as long as you are adding value to your company and upskilling yourself.


That's encouraging. Could you also advise on how to upskill myself and which areas to focus on?

In my honest view, you have just started your journey and should keep upskilling in business analysis and slowly target movement in the product owner role and finally into the product manager. Remember, if you have built yourself in core skills of product management, business analysis and Domain then sky is your limit. Don't run behind salary, but run towards a good career growth. Salary will follow.


That's great. Could you please help in how I could transition to Product owner/Manager? Skills I need to build or how to prepare for the interview?

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