If you have an analytical mine and a business background then business intelligence could be the ideal career for you. All medium to large business can benefit from greater scrutiny in the analysis of their business processes, and that's where business intelligence comes in.
Business Intelligence or BI professionals are responsible for monitoring financial and market factors in order to ensure that their company is heading in the right direction in order to maximise profit.
To secure a role within the sector applicants should have a business, finance or engineering degree with a strong preference for those with a masters or above. Starting salaries tend to be around average levels, however once you have progressed and become more skilled within the function financial rewards can be lucrative.
If this is your chosen area then your aim should be to demonstrate how your personality and temperament are well suited to the role. Showing a fondness for working with numbers as well as a love of logic and analysis will get you far.
Most roles are full time and permanent due to the ongoing nature of BI projects. Many vacancies will be within large companies though there may be some available working for central BI agencies who work with smaller companies.