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COMPUTER ANALYST, IN-DEPTH: Be Prepared To Work Hard And Work Your Way Up

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Brian goes in-depth with his story about working as a computer analyst. He shares what he likes most and finds most challenging about his job. He also talks about how he got into this field. He says he started out working with a staffing agency and got his foot in the door at a call center. But by working hard, Brian moved up.

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.

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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

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m='25120'>moment,</span> <span m='25992'>or</span> <span m='26424'>it</span> <span m='26856'>could</span> <span m='27288'>be</span> <span m='27720'>a</span> <span m='27850'>pretty</span> <span m='28000'>high level</span> <span m='28180'>client</span> <span m='28460'>calling</span> <span m='28780'>in</span> <span m='28970'>with</span> <span m='29580'>some</span> <span m='29770'>demanding</span> <span m='31930'>issues</span> <span m='32530'>or</span> <span m='32820'>requests.</span> <span m='34240'>You</span> <span m='34300'>just kind of have to be</span> <span m='34420'>prepared</span> <span m='34840'>for</span> <span m='34970'>anything.</span> </p><p><span m='36200'>It</span> <span m='36240'>wasn't</span> <span m='36540'>anything</span> <span m='36810'>in</span> <span m='36880'>particular.</span> <span m='37150'>I</span> <span m='37420'>actually</span> <span m='38100'>started</span> <span m='38515'>out at</span> <span m='38930'>a</span> <span m='39160'>staffing</span> <span m='39637'>agency.</span> <span m='40591'>And</span> <span m='41070'>originally</span> <span m='41620'>it</span> <span m='41700'>was</span> <span m='41860'>kind</span> <span m='42050'>of</span> <span m='42130'>a</span> <span m='42190'>call</span> <span m='42420'>center</span> <span m='42650'>type</span> <span m='42840'>situation.</span> <span m='43930'>So</span> <span m='44390'>even</span> <span m='44620'>though</span> <span m='44710'>the</span> <span m='44820'>position</span> <span m='45220'>itself</span> <span m='45600'>wasn't</span> <span m='46080'>really</span> <span m='46450'>what</span> <span m='46660'>I</span> <span m='46720'>was</span> <span m='46910'>looking</span> <span m='47150'>for,</span> <span m='47740'>you</span> <span m='47820'>kind of</span> <span m='48120'>have to</span> <span m='48220'>start</span> <span m='48500'>somewhere</span> <span m='48810'>always</span> <span m='49090'>and</span> <span m='49660'>just kind of</span> <span m='50200'>be</span> <span 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