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I did java, vb for 7 yrs. But last two years i did't do anything(just sitting home) due to personal problems. I will be able to go back to IT jobs after 6 months. Before i go back to work i want to decide and take certification.

I don't want long hrs job just like 9 to 6. Also i don't want to do programming anymore. I am confused whether i should choose Business System Analyst or Project Manager. But i don't know which one is less hrs and less stressful. How's market such things.

Would you please advise me on this?

Thank you,
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I dont have 10+ years of expirience in the IT field, so please take my
advice with a "grain of salt" (if you can say this in english).

You dont want long hours or a job with stress. In that case I wouldn't
recommend a job as a project manager, as it tends to be rather stressfull.
You've got to deal with, and "please", stakeholders within your company,
your "project group", and stakeholders external to your company.

If your going to take the business system analyst route you need to have
(and prove that you have) strong business sense and communications skills.

What you should worry about is how to make the transition from "coder" to
either PM or BSA. How easy this is going to be depends a bit on what you've
been doing in your previous jobs/education.

/Svend Rost
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