Computer systems analysts combine the business and information technology needs and capabilities of an organization to design information systems that are more effective and efficient.
A four-year bachelor's degree in computer or information science may be required to obtain these positions. A higher degree (master's) in business (MBA) or a similar field will make an individual more valuable.
Employment of computer systems analysts is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. As organizations across the economy increase their reliance on information technology (IT), analysts will be hired to design and install new computer systems.
Computer systems analysts typically work for companies related to computer systems design, information, insurance, or finance. Some work for organizations while others work as consultants. Some consultants may work remotely, so some travel may be required.