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Working As A Scientific Systems Analyst

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Processing Information
  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $77,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Scientific Systems Analyst Do

Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and design information systems solutions 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.

Duties

Computer systems analysts typically do the following:

  • Consult with managers to determine the role of IT systems in an organization
  • Research emerging technologies to decide if installing them can increase the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness
  • Prepare an analysis of costs and benefits so that management can decide if IT systems and computing infrastructure upgrades are financially worthwhile
  • Devise ways to add new functionality to existing computer systems
  • Design and implement new systems by choosing and configuring hardware and software
  • Oversee the installation and configuration of new systems to customize them for the organization
  • Conduct testing to ensure that the systems work as expected
  • Train the systems’ end users and write instruction manuals

Computer systems analysts use a variety of techniques such as data modeling to design computer systems. Data modeling allows analysts to view the processes and data flows even before programs have been written. 

Once programs have been written, analysts conduct in-depth tests and analyze information and trends in the data to increase a system’s performance and efficiency.

Analysts calculate requirements for how much memory and speed the computer system needs. They prepare flowcharts or other kinds of diagrams for programmers or engineers to use when building the system. Analysts also work with these people to solve problems that arise after the initial system is set up. Most analysts do some programming in the course of their work.

Most computer systems analysts specialize in certain types of computer systems that are specific to the organization they work with. For example, an analyst might work predominantly with financial computer systems or engineering computer systems.

Systems analysts help other IT team members understand how computer systems can best serve an organization by working closely with the organization’s business leaders.

In some cases, analysts who supervise the initial installation or upgrade of IT systems from start to finish may be called IT project managers. They monitor a project’s progress to ensure that deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Many computer systems analysts are general-purpose analysts who develop new systems or fine-tune existing ones; however, there are some specialized systems analysts. The following are examples of types of computer systems analysts:

Systems designers or systems architects specialize in helping organizations choose specific types of hardware and software systems. They translate the long-term business goals of an organization into technical solutions. Analysts develop a plan for the computer systems that will be able to reach those goals. They work with management to ensure that systems and the IT infrastructure are set up to best serve the organization’s mission.

Software quality assurance (QA) analysts do in-depth testing and diagnose problems of the systems they design in order to make sure that critical requirements are met. They also write reports to management recommending ways to improve the systems.

Programmer analysts design and update their system’s software and create applications tailored to their organization’s needs. They do more coding and debugging than other types of analysts, although they still work extensively with management and business analysts to determine what business needs the applications are meant to address. Other occupations that do programming are computer programmers and software developers.

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How To Become A Scientific Systems Analyst

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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Average Yearly Salary
$77,000
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$37,000
Min 10%
$77,000
Median 50%
$77,000
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$77,000
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$77,000
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$77,000
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$77,000
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$77,000
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$157,000
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Best Paying Company
Morrison & Foerster
Highest Paying City
Fort Collins, CO
Highest Paying State
Colorado
Avg Experience Level
3.6 years
How much does a Scientific Systems Analyst make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Scientific Systems Analyst in the United States is $77,269 per year or $37 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $37,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $157,000.

Real Scientific Systems Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Scientific Systems Analyst Staff Lockheed Martin Operations Support, Inc. Rockville, MD Sep 04, 2013 $105,000 -
$115,000
Scientific Systems Analyst Lockheed Martin Operations Support, Inc. Bethesda, MD Sep 25, 2010 $97,335
Scientific Systems Analyst Abbvie Inc. North Chicago, IL Nov 11, 2013 $92,396
Scientific System Analyst Staff Lockheed Martin Operations Support, Inc. Rockville, MD Jul 01, 2013 $90,000 -
$100,000
Scientific Systems Analyst Staff Lockheed Martin Operations Support, Inc. Bethesda, MD Apr 24, 2012 $89,518
Scientific System Analyst Lockheed Martin Operations Support, Inc. Bethesda, MD Oct 12, 2010 $87,550
Scientific Systems Analyst SR. Lockheed Martin Operations Support, Inc. Bethesda, MD Jun 20, 2011 $80,000
Scientific Systems Analyst Abbott Laboratories Park City, IL Jan 07, 2012 $75,908
Scientific Analyst Aggregate Knowledge San Mateo, CA Mar 26, 2013 $75,670 -
$85,000

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Top Skills for A Scientific Systems Analyst

  1. FDA
  2. GNU
  3. DNA
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  • Assure that all system and application development is documented and defendable in view of a possible FDA Audit.
  • Mixed and plated qPCR reactions for DNA analysis with Roche LightCycler and Caliper Twister automation.
  • Developed various algorithms for early detection of heart arrhythmia, then designed, developed and implemented the solutions
  • Performed tobacco transformation in N. benthamiana for high throughput Typhoon fluorescence screening.
  • Managed two Laboratory Computer Systems (HP1000 & DEC 4200) used in the Quality Assurance of Anti-Infective Drug Manufacturing.

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  2. Colorado
  3. Wyoming
  4. Nebraska
  5. Texas
  6. Missouri
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  8. Oklahoma
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Scientific Systems Analyst Demographics

Gender

Male

54.8%

Female

35.5%

Unknown

9.7%
Ethnicity

White

58.8%

Asian

16.2%

Black or African American

11.7%

Hispanic or Latino

10.0%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

French

100.0%

Scientific Systems Analyst Education

Schools

University of Florida

8.0%

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

8.0%

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

8.0%

Pennsylvania State University

8.0%

State University of New York Stony Brook

8.0%

University of Texas at Arlington

4.0%

Michigan Technological University

4.0%

University of California - Berkeley

4.0%

University of Connecticut

4.0%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.0%

Michigan State University

4.0%

Air Force Institute of Technology

4.0%

Carnegie Mellon University

4.0%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

4.0%

University of Kansas

4.0%

Temple University

4.0%

Berea College

4.0%

Drexel University

4.0%

Clarkson University

4.0%

University of Texas at El Paso

4.0%
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Majors

Biology

16.7%

Chemistry

13.0%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

7.4%

Physics

7.4%

Statistics

5.6%

Mathematics

5.6%

Finance

5.6%

Computer Science

5.6%

Operations Research

5.6%

Management

3.7%

Geology

3.7%

Ecology, Population Biology, And Epidemiology

3.7%

Biotechnology

3.7%

Mechanical Engineering

1.9%

Genetics

1.9%

Psychology

1.9%

Veterinary Science

1.9%

Pharmacy

1.9%

Management Science

1.9%

Teaching Assistants/Aides

1.9%
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Degrees

Masters

45.8%

Bachelors

27.8%

Doctorate

13.9%

Other

12.5%
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