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A bachelor’s degree in a computer or information science field is common, although not always a requirement. Some firms hire analysts with business or liberal arts degrees who have skills in information technology or computer programming.Education
Most computer systems analysts have a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. Because these analysts also are heavily involved in the business side of a company, it may be helpful to take business courses or major in management information systems.
Some employers prefer applicants who have a master's degree in business administration (MBA) with a concentration in information systems. For more technically complex jobs, a master’s degree in computer science may be more appropriate.
Although many computer systems analysts have technical degrees, such a degree is not always a requirement. Many analysts have liberal arts degrees and have gained programming or technical expertise elsewhere.
Many systems analysts continue to take classes throughout their careers so they can learn about new and innovative technologies. Technological advances come so rapidly in the computer field that continual study is necessary to remain competitive.
Systems analysts must understand the business field they are working in. For example, a hospital may want an analyst with a thorough understanding of health plans and programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and an analyst working for a bank may need to understand finance. Having knowledge of their industry helps systems analysts communicate with managers to determine the role of the information technology (IT) systems in an organization.Advancement
With experience, systems analysts can advance to project manager and lead a team of analysts. Some can eventually become IT directors or chief technology officers. For more information, see the profile on computer and information systems managers.Important Qualities
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 figure out 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.
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Hispanic or Latino7.9%
Black or African American1.5%
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University of Phoenix9.5%
University of Houston6.8%
University of Texas at Arlington5.4%
University of Michigan - Dearborn5.4%
Pittsburg State University5.4%
Rochester Institute of Technology5.4%
University of Oklahoma5.4%
More Tech Institute5.4%
University of Alabama4.1%
Florida International University4.1%
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign4.1%
Western Governors University4.1%
Iowa State University4.1%
Illinois Institute of Technology4.1%
Texas A&M University4.1%
Michigan State University4.1%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Enterprise Business Applications Lead||Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.||Sunnyvale, CA||Apr 22, 2016||$150,008 -
|Saas Applications Lead||M. Arthur Gensler Jr. and Associates Inc.||San Francisco, CA||May 25, 2016||$150,000|
|Technical Lead-Applications||PMC-Sierra Us, Inc.||Sunnyvale, CA||Dec 14, 2015||$145,500 -
|Oracle Financials Application Leader||RH Us, LLC.||Corte Madera, CA||Oct 26, 2015||$145,000|
|Enterprise Business Application Lead||Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.||Sunnyvale, CA||Oct 15, 2015||$142,376 -
|Senior Manager Application Lead||SONY Pictures Entertainment Inc.||Culver City, CA||Jan 08, 2016||$140,000|
|Application Lead||Accenture LLP||Saint Louis, MO||Jun 20, 2016||$138,400|
|Application Lead||Accenture LLP||Saint Louis, MO||Oct 03, 2016||$138,400|
|Development Maintenance Corporate Applications Lead||Axis Specialty U.S. Services Inc.||Berkeley Heights, NJ||Nov 12, 2015||$135,000|
|Application Actuarial and Risk Lead||Axis Specialty U.S. Services Inc.||Berkeley Heights, NJ||Oct 31, 2016||$135,000 -
|SAP Application Lead||SONY Pictures Entertainment Inc.||Culver City, CA||Oct 31, 2015||$134,614|
|Senior Application Lead||Gartner, Inc.||Stamford, CT||Aug 13, 2015||$134,608|
|Applications Lead||24/7 Customer, Inc.||Alameda, CA||Sep 29, 2016||$123,476|
|Application Lead||Gartner Inc.||Stamford, CT||Feb 16, 2016||$122,680|
|IT Application Delivery Lead||Blue Shield of California||San Francisco, CA||Dec 01, 2016||$121,000 -
|SR. Application Lead||Pantar Solutions Inc.||Parkton, NC||Aug 17, 2015||$120,000|
|Developer, Application Lead||Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC||New York, NY||Feb 21, 2016||$120,000 -
|BI Application Delivery Lead||Rapid Global Business Solutions, Inc.||Auburn Hills, MI||Nov 25, 2015||$118,000|
|Application Lead-Data Applications||Axis Specialty U.S. Services Inc.||Alpharetta, GA||Dec 01, 2016||$117,000|
|Application Lead||Gartner, Inc.||Austin, TX||Sep 20, 2015||$100,000 -
|Oracle Applications Lead Analyst||Jade Global, Inc.||Santa Clara, CA||Jun 29, 2016||$100,000|
|Enterprise Business Applications Lead||Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.||Sunnyvale, CA||Dec 04, 2015||$98,342 -
|Enterprise Business Applications Lead||Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.||Sunnyvale, CA||Apr 12, 2015||$98,342 -
|Enterprise Business Applications Lead||Intuitive Surgical, Inc.||Sunnyvale, CA||Dec 04, 2015||$98,342 -
|Mobile Applications Lead||Pyramid Technology Solutions, Inc.||Indianapolis, IN||Sep 17, 2016||$98,342|
|Application Lead||Pros, Inc.||Houston, TX||Oct 01, 2015||$97,042|
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