"technical support," "hardware," and "information technology" aren't the only skills we found computer analysts list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of computer analyst responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a computer analyst. We found that 57.6% of computer analysts have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 8.8% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most computer analysts have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven computer analysts were not college graduates.
Those computer analysts who do attend college, typically earn either a computer science degree or a business degree. Less commonly earned degrees for computer analysts include a computer information systems degree or a information technology degree.
Once you're ready to become a computer analyst, you should explore the companies that typically hire computer analysts. According to computer analyst resumes that we searched through, computer analysts are hired the most by Lockheed Martin, ASRC Federal, and Arup Group. Currently, Lockheed Martin has 7 computer analyst job openings, while there are 2 at ASRC Federal and 2 at Arup Group.
Since salary is important to some computer analysts, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Kelly Services, Robert Half International, and Oneida. If you were to take a closer look at Kelly Services, you'd find that the average computer analyst salary is $98,104. Then at Robert Half International, computer analysts receive an average salary of $97,184, while the salary at Oneida is $92,336.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a computer analyst include Lockheed Martin, Best Buy, and Northrop Grumman. These three companies were found to hire the most computer analysts from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
The industries that computer analysts fulfill the most roles in are the technology and professional industries. But the highest computer analyst annual salary is in the professional industry, averaging $79,449. In the technology industry they make $78,815 and average about $72,481 in the retail industry. In conclusion, computer analysts who work in the professional industry earn a 30.2% higher salary than computer analysts in the health care industry.