Computer Systems Analysts

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Business Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Consultant, 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:
  • 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.


Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • customer service
  • management

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


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



  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Visual Understanding

  • quickly know what you are looking at


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


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 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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