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Computer Systems Analyst

Organizations and businesses increasingly rely on computer technology to operate efficiently in the highly competitive global marketplace. Computer systems analysts solve computer problems and apply computer technology to meet the needs of an organization. Tey analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems, and review computer systems capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. Depending on where they are employed, most systems analysts work with specific systems such as business, accounting, financial, scientific, or engineering. Is it Business? Is it a Tech Field? It's Both.

Computer systems analysts solve computer problems and apply computer technology to meet the needs of an organization's efficiency and business goals. They analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems, and review computer systems capabilities. They also manage the ordering of hardware and the debugging of software to make sure the organization's technology is up to the best standards it can be.

Depending on where they are employed, most systems analysts work with specific systems such as business, accounting, financial, scientific or engineering. Organizations and businesses increasingly rely on computer technology to operate efficiently in the highly competitive global marketplace, making computer systems analysts a rapidly growing field.


The number of Computer Systems Analysts in the region is expected to be nearly 18,000 by 2026!12% Growth

Estimates show an annual job opening of 1,240! 

Growth 195 Retirements 304 Transfers 741


Also...Computer Systems Analysts earn excellent wages!

Entry-Level $61,725 median $92,514 Experienced $120,394


Computer systems analysts are found in nearly every industry!

top 5 industries for Computer system Analysts


Plan Early to Become a Computer Systems Analyst

High School Endorsement: Business & Industry | STEM

To be successful as a computer systems analyst, you will need to continually upgrade your skills and knowledge to keep pace with the constant change in technology. Start preparing in high school and take as many chemistry, physics, mathematics and science classes as you can with electives on the high school endorsement track.

To get a job as a computer systems analyst, you need at least a bachelor's degree with emphasis in computer science, information systems, or management information systems, and a broad knowledge of a variety of computer systems and technologies. The most marketable computer systems analysts also have a background in another discipline - such as business management, accounting, physics, or engineering - which helps with specialized applications in specific business functions. 

Certifications are available for those who wish to specialize in specific technology systems or equipment. Find a fleshed out list here.

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The Biggest Skills to Success as a Computer Systems Analyst

These skills, interests, and knowledge areas are recommended for a career as an insurance clerk. The numbers below describe the relative importance of each knowledge/skill area to the occupation.

92.2%

Computers & Electronics

Knowing both operations and basic programming of computers, hardware, software and other electronic equipment

        75%

Critical Thinking

Using logical, in depth and creative approaches to identify strengths and weaknesses of a proposed solution

*Source: Texas Career Check


Helpful Tech To Learn Ahead of Time

  • Configuration Management Software: HyperSpace, Perforce Helix software, or Puppet 
  • Development & Development Environment Software: Apache Maven, C++, Python, or Swift
  • Web Platform Development Software: AJAX, Enterprise JavaBeans, Google AngularJS, or PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
  • Operating System Software: KornShell, Oracle Solaris, Ubuntu, or UNIX
  • Metadata Management Software: CA Erwin Data Modeler, Oracle Metadata Management, or SAP Metadata Management
  • Network Monitoring Software: Nagios, Snort, or Wireshark

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