Computer Systems Analysts

General Information

Description

Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to develop and implement solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions, improve existing computer systems, and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and schedule limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit76.62%
  2. Private, not for profit8.34%
  3. State and local government6.99%
  4. Self-employed4.28%
  5. Federal government3.51%

Job Outlook

Employment of computer systems analysts is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 47,500 openings for computer systems analysts are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$93,730

State-by-state Salary

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$112,240
$48,330
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 33%
  • Associate's degree 29%
  • Master's degree 14%
  • Post baccalaureate 11%
  • Post-secondary certificate 5%
  • Some college 3%
  • High school 2%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Education and Training
  • Mathematics
  • Customer and Personal Service
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