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HELP!!! Want a career change to Crystal Report Writing!

HELP!!! Want a career change to Crystal Report Writing!

HELP!!! Want a career change to Crystal Report Writing!

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Anyone know if there is good money in Crystal Report writing...absent programming?  I have tons of writing ad hoc Reports using SQL querying against DB2 and ACCESS, and a little VB 5 and 6 experience.  Currently, I'm a team lead in mainframe operations and would like to make the switch to being a Crystal Report Writer without getting into programming.  If anyone knows anything about the Crystal Report Writing career....gimme a shout!

Thx.

BigFuzzyDog
Columbus, Ohio

RE: HELP!!! Want a career change to Crystal Report Writing!

Crystal is bad but is useful for basic report writing. You may also want to check out WebFocus, Cognos, and Brio. These products are a little more cutting edge and offer better web development and higher salaries. Some consultants develop WebFocus applications and reports (very little programming required) at $45-$50 per hour.

Eric Searing
eric.searing@wcom.com

RE: HELP!!! Want a career change to Crystal Report Writing!

Being a Crystal Report writer has worked for me!  I'm currently in my second position (3yrs exp) in VA and making over 60K.  Of course, as in any technical career, it's always a good idea to continue training and learning new skills so I continue to take classes (VB, Java, etc.)

RE: HELP!!! Want a career change to Crystal Report Writing!

look before you leap!  call a few recruiters to learn about trends.. look into the future.  Crystal is fun and easy, but it seems to be fading out unless your also doing VB development with CR.  keep a few good eggs in a few more baskets.  

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