I have close to 9 years of experience in IT industry. I completed my computer engineering in 2003 and most of the times, I have worked as a programmer (what i mean to say is that I have not performed project management siimply because I do not have interest in that). I have received appreciation from my employers on multiple occasions. Despite that, I do not see any further growth and given the current trend, I see lots of opprtunities for data/research scientist. That's why I am planning to crack GRE and go for MS in statistics/analytics.
Please suggest if it is a good option for someone who has 9 years of experience. and whether there are good opprtunities in statistics. Thanks.