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HR TECHNOLOGY ANALYST: Spend Time Now Exploring Career Options

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Betty builds computer systems and technology platforms for human resources. Always good with numbers and business, she also wanted to work with people. Talking to people about their careers and job shadowing will help you figure out your path!

Degree: Business Administration, Management and Operations - Human Resources Management and Services
Job Title: HR Technology 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.

On-the-Job Training

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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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
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Creativity, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Problem solving skills

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m='34470'>and</span> <span m='34670'>need</span> <span m='35220'>and</span> <span m='35940'>getting</span> <span m='36160'>feedback</span> <span m='36560'>from</span> <span m='36730'>them</span> <span m='36930'>and</span> <span m='37010'>then</span> <span m='37130'>incorporating</span> <span m='37710'>that</span> <span m='37940'>into</span> <span m='38440'>a</span> <span m='38490'>lot</span> <span m='38650'>of</span> <span m='38700'>my</span> <span m='39060'>day-to-day</span> <span m='39270'>work.</span> <span m='40340'>How</span> <span m='40630'>I</span> <span m='40720'>ended</span> <span m='40940'>up</span> <span m='41060'>in</span> <span m='41190'>HR,</span> <span m='42010'>I was</span> <span m='42450'>in</span> <span m='42550'>college.</span> <span m='43220'>I</span> <span m='43310'>knew</span> <span m='43600'>that</span> <span m='43800'>I</span> <span m='43850'>was</span> <span m='44030'>really</span> <span m='44270'>good</span> <span m='44610'>from</span> <span m='44810'>a</span> <span m='45080'>business</span> <span m='45520'>and</span> <span m='45680'>numbers</span> <span m='46060'>stance,</span> <span m='46530'>but</span> <span m='46670'>I</span> <span m='46770'>also</span> <span m='47210'>enjoyed</span> <span m='47700'>working</span> <span m='48000'>a</span> <span m='48070'>lot</span> <span m='48350'>with</span> <span m='48490'>other</span> <span m='48660'>people.</span> <span m='49270'>And</span> <span m='49500'>so</span> <span m='49960'>HR</span> <span m='50240'>was</span> <span m='50390'>a</span> <span m='50430'>great</span> <span m='50660'>way</span> <span m='50820'>for</span> <span m='50970'>me</span> <span m='51380'>to</span> <span m='51680'>combine</span> <span m='52120'>the</span> <span m='52200'>passions</span> <span m='52550'>of</span> <span m='52820'>working</span> <span m='53100'>with</span> <span m='53260'>people</span> <span m='53980'>and</span> <span m='54170'>also</span> <span m='54440'>having</span> <span m='54720'>a</span> <span m='54780'>good</span> <span m='55370'>business</span> <span m='55760'>sense.</span> </p><p><span m='57280'>My</span> <span m='57420'>undergraduate</span> <span m='57980'>degree</span> <span m='58640'>is</span> <span m='59130'>in</span> <span m='59790'>Human</span> <span m='60000'>Resources,</span> <span m='60610'>specifically</span> <span m='61120'>around</span> <span m='61370'>management.</span> <span m='62250'>And</span> <span m='62480'>then</span> <span m='62940'>my</span> <span m='63060'>master's</span> <span m='63510'>degree</span> <span m='63930'>is</span> <span m='64150'>a</span> <span m='64239'>MBS.</span> </p><p><span m='65250'>The</span> <span m='65540'>advice</span> <span m='65840'>that</span> <span m='65990'>I</span> <span m='66110'>would</span> <span m='66270'>give</span> <span m='66520'>to</span> <span m='66910'>a</span> <span m='67180'>high</span> <span m='67380'>school</span> <span m='67810'>student</span> <span m='68310'>would</span> <span m='68450'>be</span> <span 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