Career outlook is: excellent for the next 12-18 months
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.
Also known as:
Business Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Consultant, Computer Analyst, Information Systems Analyst (ISA), Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Analyst, Applications Analyst, System Analyst, Information Technology Analyst (IT Analyst)
Average Career Wages
Co-Op / Internship
Securing an internship for this position is a good way in which to understand the expectations required for full time employment.
Typical Job Tasks
Coordinate software or hardware installation.
Test software performance.
Monitor computer system performance to ensure proper operation.
Troubleshoot issues with computer applications or systems.
Modify software programs to improve performance.
Apply information technology to solve business or other applied problems.
Write computer programming code.
Collaborate with others to determine design specifications or details.
Analyze data to identify or resolve operational problems.
Supervise information technology personnel.
Manage information technology projects or system activities.
Develop testing routines or procedures.
Configure computer networks.
Train others in computer interface or software use.
Document design or development procedures.
Develop diagrams or flow charts of system operation.
Evaluate utility of software or hardware technologies.
Provide technical support for software maintenance or use.
Read documents to gather technical information.
Design integrated computer systems.
Analyze project data to determine specifications or requirements.
Identify information technology project resource requirements.
Collect data about customer needs.
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects.
Provide recommendations to others about computer hardware.
People in this career often have these skills:
Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.