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HR SYSTEMS ANALYST, IN-DEPTH: Loves Applying Logical Technology To Helping People

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Amanda, a Human Resources Systems Analyst, describes what she likes most about her job, her "aha!" moment, how hard it is to get a job in her field, and work-life balance. She loves working in a specialized logic-based job that also helps people and companies.

Degree: Psychology
Job Title: HRIS Analyst

Job Summary: Computer Systems Analysts

Job Description

Computer systems analysts study an organization's current computer systems and procedures and make recommendations to management to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$50,000 - $120,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Creativity, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Teamwork

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m='12370'>if you're</span> <span m='12680'>on a</span> <span m='12935'>cutting</span> <span m='13190'>edge</span> <span m='13495'>with</span> <span m='13800'>systems</span> <span m='14540'>and</span> <span m='15270'>working</span> <span m='15500'>with</span> <span m='15620'>really cool</span> <span m='15970'>people.</span> </p><p><span m='17690'>It's</span> <span m='18400'>a</span> <span m='18460'>lot</span> <span m='18670'>of</span> <span m='18790'>work,</span> <span m='19040'>and</span> <span m='19200'>it's</span> <span m='19610'>hard</span> <span m='20110'>because</span> <span m='20410'>there's</span> <span m='20600'>not a</span> <span m='20750'>lot</span> <span m='20940'>of</span> <span m='21000'>people</span> <span m='21250'>that</span> <span m='21420'>really</span> <span m='21610'>think</span> <span m='21810'>of</span> <span m='21880'>human</span> <span m='22100'>resources</span> <span m='22620'>as</span> <span m='23010'>a</span> <span m='23100'>system-based</span> <span m='25170'>operation,</span> <span m='25910'>but</span> <span m='26210'>it</span> <span m='26380'>is.</span> <span m='27130'>So</span> <span m='28310'>I</span> <span m='28440'>like</span> <span m='28680'>being</span> <span m='28910'>in</span> <span m='28980'>that</span> <span m='29170'>niche</span> <span m='29450'>where</span> <span m='29830'>most</span> <span m='30370'>people</span> <span m='30850'>don't</span> <span m='31110'>really</span> <span m='31320'>understand</span> <span m='31700'>what</span> <span m='31810'>I</span> <span m='31890'>do,</span> <span m='32220'>but</span> <span m='32710'>that's</span> <span m='32890'>OK,</span> <span m='33210'>because</span> <span m='33420'>I</span> <span m='33490'>don't</span> <span m='33640'>mind</span> <span m='33810'>explaining</span> <span m='34170'>it</span> <span m='34340'>to them.</span> </p><p><span m='35980'>Is it</span> <span m='36220'>hard</span> <span m='36420'>to</span> <span m='36460'>get</span> <span m='36600'>a</span> <span m='36850'>job</span> <span m='37070'>in</span> <span m='37130'>human</span> <span m='37330'>resources?</span> <span m='37980'>I</span> <span m='38500'>don't</span> <span m='38850'>believe</span> <span m='39130'>it</span> <span m='39495'>is.</span> <span m='39860'>Is</span> <span m='40060'>it</span> <span m='40100'>hard</span> <span m='40300'>to</span> <span m='40360'>get</span> <span m='40520'>a</span> <span m='40780'>job</span> <span m='40990'>in</span> <span m='41060'>human</span> <span m='41250'>resources</span> <span m='41890'>systems?</span> <span m='42480'>I</span> <span m='42680'>think</span> <span m='42890'>it is.</span> <span m='43595'>And</span> <span m='43930'>there's</span> <span m='44150'>two</span> <span m='44250'>reasons</span> <span m='44530'>for</span> <span m='44620'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='44940'>Human</span> <span m='45260'>resources</span> <span m='45960'>is</span> <span m='46210'>very</span> <span m='46540'>broad,</span> <span m='46860'>and</span> <span m='46940'>there's</span> <span m='47060'>a</span> <span m='47120'>lot</span> <span m='47400'>of</span> <span m='47500'>functions</span> <span m='47890'>to</span> <span m='48010'>it</span> <span m='48120'>that</span> <span m='48380'>involve</span> <span m='48900'>different</span> <span m='49180'>types</span> <span m='49410'>of</span> <span m='49460'>personalities</span> <span m='50150'>and</span> <span m='50280'>being</span> <span m='50540'>able</span> <span m='50730'>to</span> <span m='50840'>interact</span> <span m='51260'>with</span> <span m='51670'>people,</span> <span m='52500'>understand</span> <span m='53340'>programs</span> <span m='53700'>and</span> <span m='54060'>developing</span> <span m='54560'>things.</span> <span m='55240'>Systems</span> <span m='55670'>is</span> <span m='55830'>very</span> <span m='57470'>systems.</span> <span m='57930'>I</span> <span m='57960'>mean,</span> <span m='58130'>it's</span> <span m='58570'>an</span> <span m='58640'>operation</span> <span m='59080'>base.</span> <span m='59250'>It's very</span> <span m='59560'>logical.</span> <span m='59825'>It's</span> <span m='60090'>A or B.</span> <span m='61300'>So</span> <span m='61560'>you</span> <span m='61710'>have</span> <span m='61900'>to</span> <span m='61980'>have</span> <span m='62180'>that</span> <span m='62350'>special</span> <span m='62640'>niche,</span> <span m='63530'>and</span> <span m='63680'>that</span> <span m='63910'>just</span> <span m='64060'>comes</span> <span m='64200'>with</span> <span m='64290'>the</span> <span m='64400'>personality,</span> <span m='65069'>I</span> <span m='65129'>think.</span> </p><p><span m='66260'>So</span> <span m='66430'>the</span> <span m='66560'>aha</span> <span m='66840'>moment</span> <span m='67200'>for</span> <span m='67300'>me</span> <span m='67670'>going</span> <span m='67980'>into</span> <span m='68160'>systems</span> <span m='69460'>was</span> <span m='69620'>really</span> <span m='69880'>understanding</span> <span m='70520'>that</span> <span m='70900'>systems</span> <span m='71155'>is</span> <span m='71410'>driven</span> <span m='71720'>off of a</span> <span m='72140'>process.</span> <span m='73190'>And</span> <span m='73690'>a</span> <span m='73790'>lot</span> <span m='73980'>of</span> <span m='74020'>people</span> <span m='74230'>don't</span> <span m='74380'>really</span> <span m='74580'>think</span> <span m='74770'>about</span> <span m='75000'>how</span> <span m='75400'>things</span> <span m='75650'>are</span> <span m='75720'>getting</span> <span m='75980'>done.</span> <span m='76440'>And</span> <span m='77170'>even</span> <span m='77400'>in</span> <span m='77480'>the</span> <span m='77870'>real</span> <span m='78120'>world</span> <span m='78410'>and</span> <span m='78670'>in</span> <span m='78810'>the</span> <span m='78880'>professional</span> <span m='79270'>world,</span> <span m='79480'>even</span> <span m='79750'>some of</span> <span m='79920'>the</span> <span m='80000'>managers</span> <span m='80510'>and the other</span> <span m='80890'>professionals</span> <span m='81340'>around</span> <span m='81650'>you</span> <span m='83060'>find it hard</span> <span m='83540'>to really</span> <span m='84230'>dial</span> <span m='84790'>down</span> <span m='85170'>exactly</span> <span m='85630'>how</span> <span m='85850'>you're</span> <span m='86000'>going</span> <span m='86100'>to</span> <span m='86140'>get</span> <span m='86340'>something</span> <span m='86610'>done.</span> </p><p><span m='87320'>And</span> <span m='87500'>that</span> <span m='87730'>is</span> <span m='88210'>something</span> <span m='88450'>that</span> <span m='88600'>I</span> <span m='88680'>gravitate</span> <span m='89270'>towards,</span> <span m='89560'>and</span> <span m='89640'>I</span> <span m='89710'>really</span> <span m='90020'>like</span> <span m='90290'>being</span> <span m='90480'>able</span> <span m='90690'>to</span> <span m='91200'>do.</span> <span m='91450'>And</span> <span m='91610'>actually</span> <span m='91925'>can</span> <span m='92240'>come</span> <span m='92360'>up</span> <span m='92490'>with</span> <span m='92610'>a</span> <span m='92690'>step-by-step</span> <span m='93290'>way</span> <span m='95890'>of doing</span> <span m='96140'>that.</span> <span m='96370'>I hope</span> <span m='96770'>that answers</span> <span m='97170'>the</span> <span m='97290'>question.</span> <span m='98740'>Right</span> <span m='99000'>now,</span> <span m='99340'>my</span> <span m='99530'>work/life</span> <span m='99880'>balance is</span> <span m='100320'>OK.</span> <span m='101450'>The</span> <span m='102160'>system</span> <span m='102680'>that</span> <span m='102800'>we're</span> <span m='102890'>using</span> <span m='103230'>is</span> <span m='103480'>new</span> <span m='103800'>and</span> <span m='103880'>up</span> <span m='104000'>and</span> <span m='104110'>coming,</span> <span m='104460'>so</span> <span m='104620'>there's</span> <span m='104820'>a</span> <span m='104890'>lot</span> <span m='105170'>of</span> <span m='105260'>work</span> <span m='105480'>to</span> <span m='105560'>be</span> <span m='105660'>done.</span> <span m='106320'>And the group that</span> <span m='106470'>I</span> <span m='106560'>work</span> <span m='106810'>with, there's</span> <span m='106980'>limited</span> <span m='108290'>resources.</span> </p><p><span m='109230'>But</span> <span m='110050'>for</span> <span m='110140'>the</span> <span m='110230'>most</span> <span m='110440'>part,</span> <span m='110720'>you</span> <span m='110840'>know,</span> <span m='111060'>I</span> <span m='111180'>do</span> <span m='111370'>have</span> <span m='111540'>a</span> <span m='111570'>lot</span> <span m='111720'>of</span> <span m='111780'>fun.</span> <span m='112170'>I</span> <span m='112270'>get</span> <span m='112300'>to</span> <span m='112710'>go</span> <span m='112860'>out</span> <span m='112990'>on</span> <span m='113090'>weekends</span> <span m='113860'>and</span> <span m='114040'>hang</span> <span m='114220'>out</span> <span m='114310'>with</span> <span m='114430'>my</span> <span m='114570'>family</span> <span m='114970'>and</span> <span m='115830'>go out with</span> <span m='116140'>my</span> <span m='116250'>friends</span> <span m='117250'>and</span> <span m='117690'>meet</span> <span m='118300'>people</span> <span m='118630'>in</span> <span m='118700'>this</span> <span m='118840'>industry</span> <span m='119400'>and</span> <span m='119930'>hang</span> <span m='120160'>out</span> <span m='120230'>with</span> <span m='120320'>them.</span> <span m='120460'>I've</span> <span m='120540'>made</span> <span m='120700'>friends</span> <span m='120980'>within</span> <span m='121100'>this</span> <span m='121510'>industry</span> <span m='121940'>that</span> <span m='122190'>I</span> <span m='122710'>probably will</span> <span m='123050'>carry</span> <span m='123340'>with</span> <span m='123490'>me</span> <span m='123960'>for</span> <span m='124060'>years</span> <span m='124380'>and</span> <span m='124470'>years.</span> <span m='124690'>So</span> <span m='124990'>I</span> <span m='125110'>do</span> <span m='125280'>have</span> <span m='125440'>a</span> <span m='125470'>lot</span> <span m='125770'>of fun.</span> </p>","file":{"id":293967,"video_id":"2698575824001","name":"1027-Amanda-HRSystemsAnalyst2","duration":127014,"thumbnail_url":null}});