Computer Systems Analysts

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Business Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Analyst, Programmer Analyst, Systems Analyst

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What they do:
Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to develop and implement solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions, improve existing computer systems, and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and schedule limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.
On the job, you would:
  • Troubleshoot program and system malfunctions to restore normal functioning.
  • Provide staff and users with assistance solving computer-related problems, such as malfunctions and program problems.
  • Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems.


Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics


  • customer service
  • management

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills

  • talking to others
  • reading work related information

People and Technology Systems

  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • use rules to solve problems
  • order or arrange things

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things


  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide


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
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Development environment software

  • Oracle Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition J2EE Hot Technology
  • Oracle SQL Developer Hot Technology

Data base user interface and query software

  • Blackboard software
  • ServiceNow Hot Technology

Web platform development software

  • React Hot Technology
  • Spring Framework Hot Technology


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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