|Date: ||Mon, 8 May 2000 19:59:18 GMT|
|Reply-To: ||JP <R_E_M_O_V_E_lecruguel@epid.jgh.mcgill.ca>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||JP <R_E_M_O_V_E_lecruguel@EPID.JGH.MCGILL.CA>|
|Organization: ||Not very well organized|
|Subject: ||Re: Advice for a rookie?|
I have had many opportunities like this.
I work in a hospital, with researchers. most of them cannot hire a
statistician full time all year long. So they just hire people on short
contract. Many people do it on night/week-ends.
Most researchers do not like to work this way, but skilled SAS
programmer/statisticians are rare in Montreal. So they do not have choice to
work this way.
As others said, opportunies are quite rare in the industrial world, apart
form that sector. As it is academic, it does not pay that much (most studies
are not very well organized in term of data, as they do not have permanent
skilled people , so most scientists will underestimate time).
But with some experience, you can spot the best contracts.
So I would check with academic, research center, hospital, ...
Medecine/epidemiology is a big field, one can get a nice sideline from it.
But, be careful, some contracts can be messy, and those people do not have
Not easy sometime, but better say no.
Please: do not contact me for such opportunities (they always need someone
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hello all,
> I am currently employed full-time as a SAS programmer/Statistician/
> data analyst, etc. and am looking
> to branch out and start doing some work "on the side" so to speak. I
> have been doing some research
> via the web and was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to get
> those first customers and
> Thanks in advance.
> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Before you buy.