A past co-worker of mine by the name of Antonio Ivanovski (AI) has written a free e-book giving some great advice on how to get your foot in the door as a data professional and how to make some smart moves to really improve your job satisfaction as well as earning potential. He not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. He has managed to quadruple his salary in a little under 5 years moving from UPS to Verizon, and now (as of this writing) he is working as a Senior Data Analyst for Google.
If you are looking to get into the field or looking for advice on how to move up, his free e-book is worth a read.
You can find it hear: AI with AI
You can also find him on LinkedIn, send him a connection request and tell him you want to know all about his Macedonian Battle Llama