× We offer our visitors 5 free video views. Download the free iOS app here for access to thousands of videos. Schools may contact us for full platform access.
Tourist 2660431221001 2711093176001 vs 524b42cee4b0bd174f237cdd 672293876001

COMPUTER ANALYST: There's A Broad Range Of Technical Positions Available

About this video 

Brian is a computer analyst. He shares with us what a typical day looks like for him and why he chose this line of work. Brian says as society increases its dependency on computers these types of jobs will become more available.

Degree: Business Administration, Management and Operations - Economics
Job Title: Computer 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


Quick Facts

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

PathSource provides free English transcriptions for each of our informational interviews on video which will appear here after you have signed in. Our advanced transcriptions are highly interactive. They scroll down automatically as the video plays and users can jump to a specific part of the video by clicking on any word in the transcript.

For a small fee, we offer transcriptions in different languages, making PathSource a great tool for English Language Learners. This feature is currently available for customers in the education field only.

Please contact us at support@pathsoruce.com if you have any questions or would like to get a price quote for advanced transcripts offered in a second language.

P3.instances[0].transcript.parse_transcript_data({"transcript":"<p><span m='170'>I'm</span> <span m='300'>currently a</span> <span m='440'>computer</span> <span m='820'>analyst</span> <span m='2520'>for</span> <span m='2995'>one of</span> <span m='4420'>the</span> <span m='4760'>largest</span> <span m='5100'>internet</span> <span m='5400'>security</span> <span m='5800'>companies</span> <span m='6110'>out there.</span> <span m='7390'>You know we</span> <span m='7500'>really</span> <span m='7860'>just</span> <span m='8160'>trouble</span> <span m='8500'>shoot</span> <span m='8590'>and</span> <span m='8690'>maintain</span> <span m='9470'>server</span> <span m='10120'>equipment.</span> <span m='11740'>We</span> <span m='12430'>have</span> <span m='12570'>our</span> <span m='12640'>own</span> <span m='12820'>in</span> <span m='12910'>house</span> <span m='13430'>programs</span> <span m='14210'>for</span> <span m='14980'>archiving,</span> <span m='15760'>email</span> <span m='16248'>hosting,</span> <span m='17712'>web</span> <span m='18200'>design,</span> <span m='18688'>that sort of thing.</span> <span m='19180'>So</span> <span m='19370'>it's</span> <span m='19730'>mainly</span> <span m='20040'>troubleshooting</span> <span m='20680'>and</span> <span m='20780'>maintaining</span> <span m='21045'>our</span> <span m='21310'>services,</span> <span m='21795'>making</span> <span m='22280'>sure that</span> <span m='23250'>we</span> <span m='23360'>provide</span> <span m='23685'>a</span> <span m='24440'>great</span> <span m='25550'>service</span> <span m='25800'>to</span> <span m='25910'>our</span> <span m='26020'>customers</span> <span m='26765'>and</span> <span m='27100'>that our up</span> <span m='27520'>time is</span> <span m='27940'>24/7.</span> </p><p><span m='29106'>You</span> <span m='29490'>know</span> <span m='29790'>actually</span> <span m='30540'>my</span> <span m='30750'>original</span> <span m='31180'>career</span> <span m='31520'>path</span> <span m='32003'>was</span> <span m='32486'>for</span> <span m='32970'>education.</span> <span m='33830'>Unfortunately,</span> <span m='34260'>in</span> <span m='34690'>Los</span> <span m='34850'>Angeles</span> <span m='35080'>county</span> <span m='36630'>kind</span> <span m='36820'>of</span> <span m='36900'>the</span> <span m='36960'>job--</span> <span m='37520'>teachers</span> <span m='37650'>are</span> <span m='37830'>getting</span> <span m='38125'>pink slips</span> <span m='38420'>and</span> <span m='38710'>losing</span> <span m='38930'>their</span> <span m='39414'>jobs.</span> <span m='39898'>And</span> <span m='40382'>so I decided</span> <span m='40866'>to</span> <span m='41350'>go</span> <span m='41834'>a</span> <span m='42318'>different</span> <span m='42802'>route.</span> <span m='43290'>So</span> <span m='43530'>I got into</span> <span m='43800'>computers</span> <span m='43930'>and just kind</span> <span m='44100'>of</span> <span m='44160'>worked</span> <span m='44370'>my</span> <span m='44480'>way</span> <span m='44660'>through</span> <span m='45030'>different</span> <span m='45400'>positions</span> <span m='46780'>until</span> <span m='47240'>I</span> <span m='47700'>got</span> <span m='48160'>where</span> <span m='48620'>I am</span> <span m='48920'>now.</span> </p><p><span m='49313'>This</span> <span m='49706'>is</span> <span m='50100'>really</span> <span m='50480'>a</span> <span m='50860'>lucrative</span> <span m='51100'>type</span> <span m='51365'>of</span> <span m='51630'>career.</span> <span m='51870'>You know there is actually</span> <span m='51930'>a lot</span> <span m='52130'>of</span> <span m='52220'>opportunity</span> <span m='53448'>especially</span> <span m='53866'>how</span> <span m='55540'>our</span> <span m='56110'>current</span> <span m='56330'>society</span> <span m='56760'>is</span> <span m='56890'>kind of just</span> <span m='57300'>being</span> <span m='57750'>more</span> <span m='58870'>technical</span> <span m='59370'>dependant.</span> <span m='60580'>So it</span> <span m='60790'>kind</span> <span m='60990'>of</span> <span m='61080'>allows you</span> <span m='61140'>a</span> <span m='61660'>broad</span> <span m='62060'>range</span> <span m='62370'>of</span> <span m='62793'>different</span> <span m='63216'>positions</span> <span m='63639'>available</span> <span m='64062'>to you.</span> <span m='64489'>It just</span> <span m='64700'>gives</span> <span m='64879'>you</span> <span m='64989'>a</span> <span m='65030'>lot</span> <span m='65260'>of</span> <span m='66090'>opportunity</span> <span m='66680'>to</span> <span m='66780'>have</span> <span m='67030'>a</span> <span m='67740'>pretty</span> <span m='67940'>substantial</span> <span m='68420'>income</span> <span m='69230'>without</span> <span m='70090'>really</span> <span m='71220'>a</span> <span m='71610'>degree. You could</span> <span m='72000'>probably</span> <span m='72390'>just have</span> <span m='73070'>these</span> <span m='73190'>certifications.</span> <span m='73490'>So that</span> <span m='73790'>kind of</span> <span m='74090'>helps</span> <span m='74390'>a lot.</span> </p>","file":{"id":290493,"video_id":"2711051318001","name":"1131-Brian-p-Computer Analyst","duration":75790,"thumbnail_url":null}});