Job Title

Computer Systems Analysts

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  • Median Salary: $32.20 / Hour
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Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Percent of Total Jobs in Industry: 0.12%
Employed in Industry Group: 777
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Job Description

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Computer systems analysts, sometimes called systems architects, study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures, and design solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.

WHAT SKILLS & TRAINING ARE NEEDED?

FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS:

  • Critical Thinking: Computer systems analysts use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Systems Analysis: Computer systems analysts determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Administration and Management: Computer systems analysts understand business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

TRAINING:

A bachelor’s degree in a computer or information science field is common, although not always a requirement. Some firms hire analysts with business or liberal arts degrees who have skills in information technology or computer programming. Some employers prefer applicants who have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) with a concentration in information systems. For more technically complex jobs, a master’s degree in computer science may be more appropriate.

HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS A GOOD FIT FOR ME?

  • You enjoy working on computers and understand current technologies and software programs.
  • You are very dependable, reliable, timely, responsible, and fulfill obligations.
  • You can work well on a team and with people of different backgrounds.

WHERE CAN I PURSUE ALIGNED TRAINING?