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Working As A Consultant

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $80,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Consultant Do

Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

Duties

Management analysts typically do the following:

  • Gather and organize information about the problem to be solved or the procedure to be improved
  • Interview personnel and conduct onsite observations to determine the methods, equipment, and personnel that will be needed
  • Analyze financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports
  • Develop solutions or alternative practices
  • Recommend new systems, procedures, or organizational changes
  • Make recommendations to management through presentations or written reports
  • Confer with managers to ensure changes are working

Although some management analysts work for the organization that they analyze, most work as consultants on a contractual basis. 

Whether they are self-employed or part of a large consulting company, the work of a management analyst may vary from project to project. Some projects require a team of consultants, each specializing in one area. In other projects, consultants work independently with the client organization’s managers.

Management analysts often specialize in certain areas, such as inventory management or reorganizing corporate structures to eliminate duplicate and nonessential jobs. Some consultants specialize in a specific industry, such as healthcare or telecommunications. In government, management analysts usually specialize by type of agency.

Organizations hire consultants to develop strategies for entering and remaining competitive in today’s marketplace.

Management analysts who work on contract may write proposals and bid for jobs. Typically, an organization that needs the help of a management analyst solicits proposals from a number of consultants and consulting companies that specialize in the needed work. Those who want the work must then submit a proposal by the deadline that explains how the consultant will do the work, who will do the work, why they are the best consultants to do the work, what the schedule will be, and how much it will cost. The organization that needs the consultants then selects the proposal that best meets its needs and budget.

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How To Become A Consultant

Most management analysts have at least a bachelor’s degree. The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation may improve job prospects.

Education

A bachelor’s degree is the typical entry-level requirement for management analysts. However, some employers prefer to hire candidates who have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

Few colleges and universities offer formal programs in management consulting. However, many fields of study provide a suitable education because of the range of areas that management analysts address. Common fields of study include business, management, economics, political science and government, accounting, finance, marketing, psychology, computer and information science, and English.

Analysts also routinely attend conferences to stay up to date on current developments in their field.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA) offers the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation to those who meet minimum levels of education and experience, submit client reviews, and pass an interview and exam covering the IMC USA’s code of ethics. Management consultants with a CMC designation must be recertified every 3 years. Management analysts are not required to get certification, but it may give jobseekers a competitive advantage.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many analysts enter the occupation with several years of work experience. Organizations that specialize in certain fields typically try to hire candidates who have experience in those areas. Typical work backgrounds include experience in management, human resources, and information technology. 

Advancement

As consultants gain experience, they often take on more responsibility. At the senior level, consultants may supervise teams working on more complex projects and become more involved in seeking out new business. Those with exceptional skills may eventually become partners in their consulting organization and focus on attracting new clients and bringing in revenue. Senior consultants who leave their consulting company often move to senior management positions at nonconsulting organizations.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Management analysts must be able to interpret a wide range of information and use their findings to make proposals.

Communication skills. Management analysts must be able to communicate clearly and precisely in both writing and speaking. Successful analysts also need good listening skills to understand the organization’s problems and propose appropriate solutions.

Interpersonal skills. Management analysts must work with managers and other employees of the organizations where they provide consulting services. They should work as a team toward achieving the organization’s goals. 

Problem-solving skills. Management analysts must be able to think creatively to solve clients’ problems. Although some aspects of different clients’ problems may be similar, each situation is likely to present unique challenges for the analyst to solve.

Time-management skills. Management analysts often work under tight deadlines and must use their time efficiently to complete projects on time.

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Consultant Career Paths

Consultant
Office Manager Accounting Manager Controller
Corporate Controller
12 Yearsyrs
Controller Chief Finance Officer
Chief Finance And Operating Officer
14 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Product Manager Senior Product Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Programmer Analyst Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Analyst Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Analyst Systems Administrator
Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
Global Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Accountant Senior Finance Analyst
Finance Leader
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Product Manager
Vice President, Product Management
13 Yearsyrs
Contractor/Consultant Senior Programmer Analyst
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Accountant Senior Analyst
Manager, Strategy
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Accountant Senior Finance Analyst Senior Business Analyst
Implementation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Consultant/Project Manager
Manager, Project Management Office
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Solutions Architect
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Project Leader Project Management Lead
Change Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Implementation Manager
Integration Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Programmer Analyst Senior Technical Consultant
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Business Systems Senior Analyst
Business Leader
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Owner, Consultant 4.7 years
Systems Analyst 3.4 years
Systems Consultant 3.0 years
Senior Consultant 3.0 years
Staff Consultant 2.6 years
Consultant 2.0 years
Project Consultant 1.9 years
Junior Consultant 1.2 years
Top Careers Before Consultant
Internship 9.7%
Manager 7.7%
Director 5.2%
Cashier 4.0%
Analyst 3.5%
Controller 3.3%
Top Careers After Consultant
Manager 7.3%
Director 5.3%
Owner 5.0%
Internship 4.4%
President 3.3%
Associate 2.9%

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Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

52.7%

Female

37.7%

Unknown

9.6%
Ethnicity

White

58.2%

Hispanic or Latino

14.4%

Asian

11.7%

Black or African American

11.3%

Unknown

4.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

41.3%

French

13.6%

Chinese

6.2%

Mandarin

5.7%

German

5.6%

Portuguese

4.6%

Italian

3.6%

Japanese

3.3%

Russian

3.2%

Arabic

2.9%

Hindi

1.9%

Korean

1.6%

Cantonese

1.5%

Carrier

1.1%

Hebrew

0.7%

Greek

0.7%

Urdu

0.7%

Polish

0.6%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Swedish

0.6%
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Consultant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.6%

New York University

8.6%

George Washington University

6.1%

Pennsylvania State University

5.0%

Columbia University

4.9%

University of Houston

4.5%

University of Texas at Austin

4.5%

University of Southern California

4.3%

Michigan State University

4.2%

Northeastern University

4.1%

Arizona State University

4.1%

American University

4.1%

George Mason University

4.0%

Temple University

3.8%

Ohio State University

3.8%

Texas A&M University

3.8%

DePaul University

3.7%

University of Washington

3.6%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.6%

University of Pennsylvania

3.6%
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Majors

Business

27.8%

Computer Science

8.9%

Accounting

7.5%

Finance

7.2%

Management

5.2%

Marketing

4.7%

Psychology

4.3%

Electrical Engineering

3.7%

Communication

3.7%

Computer Information Systems

3.0%

Political Science

2.9%

Education

2.8%

Economics

2.8%

Law

2.7%

Information Technology

2.5%

Nursing

2.3%

English

2.2%

Health Care Administration

2.2%

Criminal Justice

1.8%

Human Resources Management

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

38.7%

Masters

29.8%

Other

15.8%

Associate

5.6%

Doctorate

5.3%

Certificate

3.5%

Diploma

1.1%

License

0.3%
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Highest Paying City
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Highest Paying State
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Avg Experience Level
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How much does a Consultant make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Consultant in the United States is $80,243 per year or $39 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $59,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $108,000.

Real Consultant Salaries

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Consultant (Software Developer, Applications) Dimension Consulting Ashburn, VA Sep 21, 2015 $125,757
Consultant (Computer Systems Analyst) Dimension Consulting Ashburn, VA Apr 27, 2016 $123,718
Consultant (Computer Systems Analyst) Dimension Consulting Ashburn, VA Apr 10, 2016 $123,718
Consultant (Software Developer, Applications) Dimension Consulting Ashburn, VA Nov 13, 2014 $122,886
Consultant (Computer Systems Analyst) Dimension Consulting Ashburn, VA Nov 12, 2014 $122,096
MTS Consultant-SYS Engrg (SR Applications Developer) Verizon Data Services LLC Ashburn, VA Apr 20, 2017 $113,776
Consultant (Computer Systems Analyst) Dimension Consulting Ashburn, VA Oct 27, 2015 $106,787
Domain Consultant-L4 Wipro Limited Ashburn, VA Apr 05, 2016 $102,149
Consultant Deloitte Consulting LLP Ashburn, VA Apr 21, 2014 $97,500
MTS Consultant (Cmts-Technology) Verizon Corp Resources Group LLC Ashburn, VA Feb 18, 2015 $97,383
Consultant Brillio, LLC Ashburn, VA Sep 09, 2019 $97,000
Consultant (Management Analyst) Dimension Consulting Ashburn, VA Oct 01, 2014 $96,429
MTS Consultant-Sys. Engrg. (Consultant-Applicati Verizon Data Services LLC Ashburn, VA Sep 14, 2013 $95,900
Consultant Sparta Consulting Inc. Ashburn, VA Jul 17, 2014 $95,000
Consultant Sparta Consulting Inc. Ashburn, VA Jan 15, 2015 $95,000
Consultant Wipro Limited Ashburn, VA Jun 05, 2017 $94,557
Consultant Wipro Limited Ashburn, VA Nov 16, 2017 $94,182
Consultant Deloitte Consulting LLP Ashburn, VA Oct 14, 2010 $94,000
Consultant Wipro Limited Ashburn, VA Mar 29, 2016 $92,248
Consultant Wipro Limited Ashburn, VA Dec 04, 2016 $92,248
Consultant Deloitte Consulting LLP Ashburn, VA Mar 21, 2011 $92,000
Consultant Deloitte Consulting LLP Ashburn, VA Mar 27, 2012 $90,500
Consultant Deloitte Consulting LLP Ashburn, VA Feb 14, 2012 $90,100
Devops Consultant Intellitro Inc. Ashburn, VA Feb 01, 2019 $90,000
Consultant M&S Consulting, LLC Ashburn, VA Feb 15, 2017 $90,000
Consultant (Computer Systems Analyst) Dimension Consulting Ashburn, VA Sep 03, 2016 $90,000
Consultant Deloitte Consulting LLP Ashburn, VA Oct 18, 2010 $90,000
Consultant IBM Corporation Ashburn, VA Oct 01, 2014 $88,591
Consultant-US Infosys Limited Ashburn, VA Jun 16, 2017 $87,733
Consultant-US Infosys Limited Ashburn, VA Nov 07, 2017 $87,733
Consultant-US Infosys Limited Ashburn, VA Feb 16, 2017 $87,489
Consultant-US Infosys Limited Ashburn, VA May 24, 2016 $87,117
Consultant-US Infosys Limited Ashburn, VA Oct 24, 2017 $86,021
Consultant Deloitte Consulting LLP Ashburn, VA Mar 27, 2012 $86,000
Domain Consultant L2 Wipro Limited Ashburn, VA Jun 06, 2017 $85,592
Consultant (Computer Systems Analyst) Dimension Consulting Ashburn, VA Jun 01, 2017 $83,304
Consultant-US-Practitioner Infosys Limited Ashburn, VA Jul 08, 2017 $83,304
Consultant-US-Practitioner Infosys Limited Ashburn, VA Dec 23, 2016 $83,304
Domain Consultant-L3 Wipro Limited Ashburn, VA Apr 19, 2016 $83,158
Consultant Deloitte Consulting LLP Ashburn, VA Oct 02, 2015 $82,000 -
$110,000
Consultant Brillio, LLC Ashburn, VA Sep 09, 2019 $81,000
Consultant Deloitte Consulting LLP Ashburn, VA Mar 21, 2012 $80,300
Consultant Sparta Consulting Inc. Ashburn, VA Apr 08, 2015 $80,000
Consultant Sparta Consulting Inc. Ashburn, VA Oct 28, 2013 $80,000
Consultant (Network and Computer Systems Administrator) Dimension Consulting Ashburn, VA Jul 06, 2015 $78,603
Consultant (Software Engineer Applications) Hr Cache LLC Ashburn, VA Jun 17, 2008 $74,797
Consultant (Software Engineer Applications) Hr Cache LLC Ashburn, VA Jul 28, 2008 $74,797
Consultant IBM Corporation Ashburn, VA Nov 02, 2011 $73,446
Consultant Jawood Business Process Solutions LLC Ashburn, VA Jul 31, 2017 $71,760
Consultant Jawood Business Process Solutions LLC Ashburn, VA Jul 31, 2016 $71,760
Consultant Deloitte Consulting LLP Ashburn, VA Aug 20, 2017 $70,000
Consultant Deloitte Consulting LLP Ashburn, VA Apr 22, 2014 $68,500
Consultant Deloitte Consulting LLP Ashburn, VA Sep 29, 2014 $68,500 -
$110,000
Informatics Consultant K Base Technologies Inc. Ashburn, VA Apr 01, 2017 $63,315
Informatics Consultant K Base Technologies Inc. Ashburn, VA Oct 01, 2017 $63,315
ERS Consultant Deloitte & Touche LLP Ashburn, VA Jul 25, 2013 $61,000

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  • Developed, tested, implemented, maintained and performed troubleshooting on Stored Procedures for existing/newly created reports.
  • Collected all required demographics and eligibility information from military and civilian callers while completing data entry using case management database system.
  • Navigated through complex and interrelated college-wide databases using SQL.
  • Supported design team with project management, technology research, design verification, integration and validation of new electronics technology.

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