• Computer Systems Analysts
  • Information Technology
  • Computer systems analysts study an organization's computer systems and procedures. Their understanding of both business and information technology (IT) enables them to design information system solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively.

    What do they typically do

    • Consult with managers to find out how they use the IT system in their organization
    • Research emerging technologies to decide if installing them can make the organization more efficient and effective
    • Prepare an analysis of costs and benefits so that management can decide if upgrades are financially worthwhile
    • Devise ways to add new functionality to existing computer systems
    • Design and develop 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 system's end users and write instruction manuals

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