Computer Systems Analysts


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+9.4% (as fast as the average)


What Computer Systems Analysts Do

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.

Other Job Titles Computer Systems Analysts May Have

Business Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Consultant, Systems Analyst

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Senior Business Analyst ,


I either work from home (telecommute) or I travel to our client sites. Both are great, one allows me the independence to make my own decisions about when my workday starts and ends (home) and the other gives me the opportunity to travel to great cities (Honolulu, Hi was my last trip). I generally spend my day in front of my laptop, writing and running SQL scripts to make sure the data has been input properly. I also get the chance to interact with the clients, training them on our system.

Implementation Specialist ,


A great day in my shoes involves client calls that all go very well. Going very well means that we have strategic calls that allow us to continue moving along with their implementation. If any roadblocks are hit I know exactly where I need to go to get answers or advice.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems.
  • Troubleshoot program and system malfunctions to restore normal functioning.
  • Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow.
  • Use the computer in the analysis and solution of business problems, such as development of integrated production and inventory control and cost analysis systems.
  • Consult with management to ensure agreement on system principles.

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