GIS's are not really difficult to start using. It is sort of like playing golf or fishing. Once you get started, there is lots of room for improvement. At first you will likely be most concerned with making nice looking maps. This is the easy part. Data analysis can be done by displaying certain data and also by by looking at numbers statistically.
CCA, CPSS, CPSEC
Reared on a farm in Southwestern Illinois
Educated at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (1977)
25 years with USDA-SCS (NRCS since 1994)
Soil-Right Consulting Services, Inc. 2005 - 2015
RPM Soils LLC 2016 to present