Computer Systems Analyst

By Steven Prout

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Duties and Responsibilities

Computer systems analysts study an organization's current computer systems and procedures and make recommendations to management to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.

Hours Working

40 hours usually a week


System firm, various industries, Mostly any organization with computers needs these people. Its good there are so many organizations with computing


Almost 80,000 a year


Bachelor's Degree, Business or Liberal Arts Degree, Devry, Depaul

Skills Required

Analytical skills. Analysts must interpret complex information from various sources and be able to decide the best way to move forward on a project. They must also be able to predict how changes may affect the project.

Communication skills. Analysts work as a go-between with management and the IT department and must be able to explain complex issues in a way that both will understand.

Creativity. Because analysts are tasked with finding innovative solutions to computer problems, an ability to “think outside the box” is important.

Teamwork. The projects that computer systems analysts work on usually require them to collaborate and coordinate with others.


Employment of computer systems analysts is expected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average of all occupations. A greater reliance on computer systems in organizations throughout the economy will lead to an increased demand for this occupation.


Get a graduates degree for the harder work, knowledge of computers, science and math degrees for for science and math related activity jobs
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