Computer Systems Analyst

What Does A Computer Systems Analyst Do?

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.

How Do I Become A Computer Systems Analyst?

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.

What is the Average Salary For A Computer Systems Analyst?

High – 137,000
Median – 87,000
Low – 53,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Computer Systems Analyst?

  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Computer Science

What Is The Work Environment For A Computer Systems Analyst?

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.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Computer Systems Analyst?

The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Computer Systems Analyst?