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BUSINESS ANALYST: Got Associate's Degree; Realized He Had A Knack For Computer Systems & Software

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Donte, a business analyst, runs the computer systems for his company's human resources department. After a tough upbringing, he obtained an associate's degree and landed a job in payroll; his talent for understanding systems led to this great position.

Degree: Business
Job Title: Business 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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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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<span m='17650'>that</span> <span m='17780'>I</span> <span m='17860'>got</span> <span m='18140'>there</span> <span m='18310'>was</span> <span m='18680'>a</span> <span m='18770'>little</span> <span m='19090'>odd.</span> <span m='19330'>I</span> <span m='19710'>came</span> <span m='19950'>through</span> <span m='20050'>the</span> <span m='20150'>back</span> <span m='20420'>door</span> <span m='20650'>with</span> <span m='20810'>payroll,</span> <span m='21420'>and</span> <span m='22470'>I've</span> <span m='22950'>had</span> <span m='23090'>to</span> <span m='23170'>work</span> <span m='23380'>very</span> <span m='23660'>hard</span> <span m='24190'>to</span> <span m='24330'>get to</span> <span m='24610'>where I'm at</span> <span m='24960'>now.</span> <span m='26470'>I've</span> <span m='26780'>actually</span> <span m='27070'>got</span> <span m='27210'>an</span> <span m='27310'>associates</span> <span m='27890'>degree.</span> <span m='28730'>I</span> <span m='28850'>had a really</span> <span m='29140'>rough</span> <span m='29440'>upbringing,</span> <span m='30010'>so</span> <span m='30350'>it's</span> <span m='30530'>really</span> <span m='30780'>cool</span> <span m='31130'>to</span> <span m='31430'>be</span> <span m='31580'>able</span> <span m='31790'>to</span> <span m='32070'>have</span> <span m='32290'>a</span> <span m='32350'>career</span> <span m='32850'>and</span> <span m='33550'>move forward.</span> </p><p><span m='33990'>But</span> <span m='34160'>anyway,</span> <span m='35110'>what</span> <span m='35740'>a</span> <span m='35840'>typical</span> <span m='36310'>day</span> <span m='36530'>for</span> <span m='36690'>me</span> <span m='36940'>would</span> <span m='37120'>be,</span> <span m='38340'>basically,</span> <span m='38940'>I</span> <span m='38990'>have</span> <span m='39220'>people</span> <span m='39520'>coming</span> <span m='39740'>to</span> <span m='39790'>me</span> <span m='39960'>all</span> <span m='40130'>day</span> <span m='40250'>long,</span> <span m='41130'>asking</span> <span m='41470'>me</span> <span m='41630'>for</span> <span m='43260'>assistance</span> <span m='43800'>with</span> <span m='44080'>the</span> <span m='44150'>system,</span> <span m='45120'>to</span> <span m='45230'>do</span> <span m='45580'>configurations,</span> <span m='47460'>that</span> <span m='47630'>type</span> <span m='47840'>of</span> <span m='47950'>thing.</span> <span m='48350'>So</span> <span m='49960'>I</span> <span m='50150'>also</span> <span m='51270'>tend</span> <span m='51590'>to</span> <span m='51730'>have</span> <span m='51910'>a</span> <span m='51970'>lot</span> <span m='52180'>of</span> <span m='52240'>meetings.</span> <span m='53430'>But</span> <span m='53670'>I</span> <span m='53740'>love</span> <span m='53930'>my</span> <span m='54060'>job,</span> <span m='54470'>and</span> <span m='55870'>I'm</span> <span m='56010'>really</span> <span m='56240'>blessed</span> <span m='56680'>to</span> <span m='56760'>be</span> <span m='56910'>here.</span> </p><p><span m='57720'>What</span> <span m='57910'>motivated</span> <span m='58420'>me</span> <span m='58540'>to</span> <span m='58660'>do</span> <span m='58890'>this</span> <span m='59370'>was</span> <span m='60170'>I</span> <span m='60520'>found</span> <span m='60740'>early</span> <span m='61010'>on</span> <span m='61180'>that</span> <span m='61280'>I</span> <span m='61340'>just</span> <span m='61530'>had</span> <span m='61740'>a</span> <span m='61820'>real</span> <span m='63010'>knack</span> <span m='63310'>for</span> <span m='63420'>systems</span> <span m='63980'>and</span> <span m='64430'>learning</span> <span m='64819'>systems</span> <span m='65360'>and</span> <span m='66180'>learning</span> <span m='67400'>software</span> <span m='67960'>and</span> <span m='68020'>that</span> <span m='68190'>type</span> <span m='68370'>of</span> <span m='68500'>thing.</span> <span m='68820'>So</span> <span m='69400'>what</span> <span m='70040'>had</span> <span m='70300'>me</span> <span m='70410'>go</span> <span m='70560'>down</span> <span m='70750'>this</span> <span m='70930'>path,</span> <span m='72500'>it was</span> <span m='72770'>a</span> <span m='72900'>coincidence.</span> <span m='73490'>I</span> <span m='73510'>started</span> <span m='73940'>with</span> <span m='74080'>payroll,</span> <span m='75160'>moved</span> <span m='75420'>into</span> <span m='75670'>systems.</span> <span m='76800'>And</span> <span m='77020'>now</span> <span m='77990'>I</span> <span m='78180'>have</span> <span m='78400'>a</span> <span m='78480'>career</span> <span m='78770'>with</span> <span m='78970'>Workday,</span> <span m='79270'>and</span> <span m='79480'>it's</span> <span m='79820'>amazing</span> <span m='80330'>and</span> <span m='80410'>wonderful.</span> </p><p><span m='81820'>What</span> <span m='82070'>I</span> <span m='82120'>wish</span> <span m='82390'>I</span> <span m='82460'>knew</span> <span m='82670'>when</span> <span m='82830'>I</span> <span m='82890'>was</span> <span m='83040'>in</span> <span m='83110'>high</span> <span m='83270'>school</span> <span m='83660'>was</span> <span m='83800'>that</span> <span m='84170'>that's</span> <span m='84460'>not</span> <span m='84650'>the</span> <span m='84720'>end</span> <span m='84930'>all,</span> <span m='85050'>be</span> <span m='85260'>all.</span> <span m='86250'>Whatever</span> <span m='86880'>anyone</span> <span m='87240'>else</span> <span m='87560'>thinks</span> <span m='87920'>that</span> <span m='88130'>you</span> <span m='88670'>can</span> <span m='89120'>or</span> <span m='89890'>should</span> <span m='90250'>become,</span> <span m='91660'>throw</span> <span m='91850'>that</span> <span m='92040'>completely</span> <span m='92660'>out</span> <span m='92870'>the</span> <span m='92950'>window,</span> <span m='94010'>and</span> <span m='94540'>do</span> <span m='94790'>exactly</span> <span m='95380'>what</span> <span m='95590'>you</span> <span m='95740'>feel,</span> <span 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