|Date: ||Thu, 16 Jul 2009 01:04:50 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||John Burton <jrburtonsaspro@GMAIL.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||John Burton <jrburtonsaspro@GMAIL.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: SAS certification necessary?|
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On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 1:18 AM, shellp<email@example.com> wrote:
> Just thought I'd reply that the Healthcare Analyst being certified may
> not mean they are (or need to be) certified in SAS. I work in the
> Healthcare Field and certification may mean in terms of Health Records
> data and being certified for that through AHIMA.
> Of course having SAS experience is helpful for the many databases
> available to hospital/Ministry (I live in Canada) personnel.
The position description that comes to mind specified both Base SAS
certification and CHDA (Certified Health Data Analyst) certification.
I think requiring a specific AHIMA certification may be cutting one's
own throat, unless they were writing the position requirements to meet
the exact career specifications of an individual the manager wanted to
give a promotion.
AHIMA is only one of the healthcare industry certifying organizations
and may not even be the best one.
What you say has a whole lot of merit and food for thought. there are
so many hiring folk out there who don't know how to screen SAS
analysts and there are a boatload of people with so called SAS
knowledge/esperience with little real knowledge of the IT
world/industry. As usual, your comments are chock full of wisdom.
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