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Management Analysts

Also called: Management Analyst, Business Analyst, Administrative Analyst, Employment Programs Analyst

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What they do:
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
On the job, you would:
  • Gather and organize information on problems or procedures.
  • Analyze data gathered and develop solutions or alternative methods of proceeding.
  • Confer with personnel concerned to ensure successful functioning of newly implemented systems or procedures.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • IBM Cognos ReportNet
  • Microsoft Business Intelligence BI
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Novell GroupWise
Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS software
  • The MathWorks MATLAB

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$79,870
per year, on average
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