If some one is smart enough and well educated then SAP is the best field to build a career. You can easily find the best path to reach higher and higher if you are ambitious too. Becoming a SAP consultant is a hard job but lastly it pays the effort.
Any person can enter into the world of SAP in two possible ways -
If some one is working for any company and that company wants to implement SAP as its Enterprise Application System (the person who enters the data and runs some reports) or as a key user (the person who participate in the implementation project as the member of implementation team). You can also get a job with or without SAP experience as a junior SAP consultant with a SAP Consultancy company.
The people who hold the title of ERP consultant are mostly the people who work for SAP. If some one is interested in becoming a ERP consultant then they have to understand the product well. There is a large scope of ERP consultant in varieties of field like postal services, transport, oil, mining, pharmaceuticals, education etc. If you are a SAP consultant then you must have detail knowledge about your field in addition to the detail knowledge about the product. As a SAP consultant you must be up to date and also have to stay well informed about each and every aspect. It is not an easy job, it requires lot of labor.
But as a SAP consultant there is a huge job satisfaction though a consultant may be under a lot of stress. Any person as a SAP consultant must have a detail knowledge about their services and on the other hand they must have to remain in touch with the clients to explain the detail of the product to the customer. So the job of a SAP consultant is not so easy that it can be performed easily by any person. It is not in any way only dry or only technical. ERP consultant must have the ability to communicate properly as they have to deal with lots of clients and have to explain them about their products. Even the ERP consultant can give advice to the company also especially at an advance point in the career.
Career as a SAP consultant is very nice. So try to become a ERP consultant as there are lots of possibilities of growth in the company.