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Computer Systems Analysts

Also called: Business Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Analyst, Systems Analyst

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What they do:
Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.
On the job, you would:
  • Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems.
  • Troubleshoot program and system malfunctions to restore normal functioning.
  • Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
Visual Understanding
  • quickly know what you are looking at

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Development environment software
  • Apache Maven Hot Technology
  • Microsoft PowerShell Hot Technology
Program testing software
  • Compatibility testing software
  • Hewlett Packard LoadRunner Hot Technology
Web platform development software
  • Enterprise JavaBeans Hot Technology
  • PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor Hot Technology

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$87,220
per year, on average
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