A business analyst/manager find ways to increase productivity and reduce costs and serve as a liaison between IT and business teams. They also determine operational objectives, manage project analysts and other staff, and write project schedules. They are required to travel frequently in order to meet clients. Such professionals are hired by organizations that want to streamline their business interests and increase profitability.
The tasks that you will be performing within this capacity include, but are not limited to, creating budgets and verifying them, managing and overseeing the staff, hiring and training staff, increasing productivity, writing schedules, and reducing the organization's expenses by cutting costs and other means.
Essential skills needed for the position include critical thinking, problem-solving, management, communication, objectivity, and familiarity with computer software. Educational requirements include a bachelor's degree in business management or a similar field. Moreover, companies prefer an individual who has five years or more of related work experience in business or management.
The position comes with generous monetary compensation. The average hourly salary of a business analyst/manager is $50.53, which amounts to $105,096 annually. The career is expected to grow in the near future and create more opportunities across the United States.