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BUSINESS ANALYST MANAGER, IN-DEPTH: Look For Work In A Place With A Lot Of Home Hubs

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Patrick, a business analyst for the US Bank, describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, his key decisions, how difficult getting into the industry is, and work-life balance. He tells us that the key to finding work is being in a place with a lot of home hubs because you're probably not going to just work as a cashier in a place with so many more opportunities.

Job Title: Business Analyst Manager

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
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Creativity, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Problem solving skills
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m='13460'>incorporate</span> <span m='13900'>your</span> <span m='14040'>daily</span> <span m='14380'>life</span> <span m='14710'>and</span> <span m='14880'>not</span> <span m='14910'>feel</span> <span m='15120'>like</span> <span m='15370'>you're</span> <span m='15620'>driving</span> <span m='16680'>through</span> <span m='16830'>traffic</span> <span m='17300'>to</span> <span m='17400'>get</span> <span m='17550'>to</span> <span m='17630'>work,</span> <span m='18350'>and</span> <span m='18510'>you're</span> <span m='18740'>in</span> <span m='18780'>an</span> <span m='18930'>office,</span> <span m='19400'>and</span> <span m='19470'>then</span> <span m='19580'>you</span> <span m='19630'>have</span> <span m='19740'>to</span> <span m='19840'>drive</span> <span m='20150'>home.</span> <span m='20440'>So</span> <span m='20570'>much</span> <span m='20780'>of</span> <span m='20820'>your day</span> <span m='21270'>is</span> <span m='21390'>wasted.</span> </p><p><span m='21620'>You can</span> <span m='21960'>wake</span> <span m='22240'>up,</span> <span m='22890'>start</span> <span m='23240'>working</span> <span m='23600'>immediately</span> <span m='24050'>from</span> <span m='24250'>home,</span> <span m='24780'>get</span> <span m='24900'>a</span> <span m='24950'>lot</span> <span m='25200'>more</span> <span m='25400'>accomplished,</span> <span m='26040'>and</span> <span m='26330'>you</span> <span m='26430'>don't</span> <span m='26590'>have</span> <span m='26740'>to</span> <span m='26850'>go</span> <span m='26970'>home</span> <span m='27180'>when</span> <span m='27260'>you're done.</span> <span m='27680'>You're already</span> <span m='27890'>there,</span> <span m='28080'>and</span> <span m='28150'>you</span> <span m='28220'>can</span> <span m='28390'>get</span> <span m='28540'>into</span> <span m='28750'>your</span> <span m='28820'>daily</span> <span m='29090'>routine.</span> <span m='29470'>So</span> <span m='29590'>that's</span> <span m='29810'>kind</span> <span m='29980'>of</span> <span m='30020'>nice.</span> <span m='30540'>But</span> <span m='30950'>I</span> <span m='31060'>do</span> <span m='31230'>miss</span> <span m='31430'>working</span> <span m='31720'>with</span> <span m='31840'>the</span> <span m='31910'>people</span> <span m='32259'>in</span> <span m='32320'>the</span> <span m='32430'>office.</span> <span m='33140'>That's</span> <span m='33610'>definitely</span> <span m='33900'>tough.</span> </p><p><span m='34650'>Managing</span> <span m='35410'>remotely</span> <span m='36510'>when</span> <span m='36960'>my</span> <span m='37080'>reports</span> <span m='37560'>are</span> <span m='37680'>in</span> <span m='37750'>Minneapolis</span> <span m='38040'>and</span> <span m='38330'>Saint</span> <span m='38540'>Paul</span> <span m='38790'>and I'm</span> <span m='39000'>all the way</span> <span m='39240'>out</span> <span m='39330'>in</span> <span m='39400'>California,</span> <span m='40020'>it's</span> <span m='40440'>tough</span> <span m='40660'>to</span> <span m='40780'>manage</span> <span m='41120'>people.</span> <span m='42300'>It's</span> <span m='42550'>a</span> <span m='42600'>different</span> <span m='42940'>style.</span> <span m='43360'>I'm</span> <span m='43560'>more</span> <span m='43780'>of</span> <span m='43890'>a</span> <span m='43970'>one</span> <span m='44210'>on</span> <span m='44330'>one</span> <span m='44520'>person,</span> <span m='44860'>more of a</span> <span m='45150'>face</span> <span m='45390'>to</span> <span m='45500'>face,</span> <span m='45840'>more</span> <span m='46020'>of</span> <span m='46110'>an</span> <span m='46210'>interactive</span> <span m='46690'>person.</span> <span m='47060'>So</span> <span m='47770'>managing</span> <span m='48160'>remote</span> <span m='48300'>has</span> <span m='48750'>definitely</span> <span m='48960'>been a</span> <span m='49230'>challenge.</span> <span m='49710'>They</span> <span m='49880'>created</span> <span m='50250'>a</span> <span m='50300'>position</span> <span m='50760'>for</span> <span m='50890'>me</span> <span m='51030'>that</span> <span m='51420'>allowed me to</span> <span m='51510'>come</span> <span m='51680'>home</span> <span m='52350'>because of</span> <span m='52750'>some</span> <span m='53070'>things</span> <span m='53390'>happening</span> <span m='53750'>with</span> <span m='53910'>family.</span> <span m='54570'>I</span> <span m='54650'>had</span> <span m='54850'>to</span> <span m='54920'>come</span> <span m='55100'>home.</span> <span m='56580'>My</span> <span m='56720'>daughter's</span> <span m='57030'>still out in</span> <span m='57440'>Minneapolis,</span> <span m='58120'>so</span> <span m='58380'>I'm</span> <span m='58580'>looking</span> <span m='58860'>to</span> <span m='58910'>get</span> <span m='59070'>back</span> <span m='59310'>there</span> <span m='59430'>probably</span> <span m='59760'>within</span> <span m='60000'>the</span> <span m='60100'>next</span> <span m='60330'>six</span> <span m='60540'>months</span> <span m='60790'>or</span> <span m='60880'>so.</span> </p><p><span m='61730'>I</span> <span m='62050'>don't</span> <span m='62210'>know</span> <span m='62330'>if</span> <span m='62410'>there</span> <span m='62500'>was</span> <span m='62640'>any</span> <span m='62840'>key</span> <span m='63570'>decision</span> <span m='64160'>that</span> <span m='64290'>I</span> <span m='64360'>made.</span> <span m='64819'>I</span> <span m='65269'>think</span> <span m='65500'>the</span> <span m='65610'>key</span> <span m='65810'>factor</span> <span m='66750'>that</span> <span m='67000'>continues</span> <span m='67670'>to</span> <span m='68290'>motivate</span> <span m='68710'>me</span> <span m='68860'>to</span> <span m='68980'>push</span> <span m='69470'>and</span> <span m='69770'>to</span> <span m='69930'>accomplish</span> <span m='70390'>as</span> <span m='70490'>much</span> <span m='70720'>as</span> <span m='70810'>I</span> <span m='70870'>can</span> <span m='71180'>is</span> <span m='71280'>my</span> <span m='71430'>daughter.</span> <span m='72260'>I</span> <span m='72320'>do</span> <span m='72500'>everything</span> <span m='72880'>for</span> <span m='73375'>her.</span> <span m='73870'>I love</span> <span m='74210'>her</span> <span m='74310'>to</span> <span m='74400'>death.</span> <span m='75340'>I</span> <span m='75830'>miss her.</span> </p><p><span m='76670'>I</span> <span m='76810'>think</span> <span m='77060'>the</span> <span m='77370'>key</span> <span m='77590'>to</span> <span m='77680'>finding</span> <span m='78170'>work</span> <span m='80370'>is</span> <span m='81040'>being</span> <span m='81300'>in</span> <span m='81390'>a</span> <span m='81440'>place</span> <span m='81830'>that</span> <span m='81940'>has</span> <span m='82190'>a</span> <span m='84320'>lot</span> <span m='84530'>of</span> <span m='85030'>the</span> <span m='85080'>home</span> <span m='85440'>hubs.</span> <span m='86000'>Minneapolis,</span> <span m='86950'>Saint</span> <span m='87130'>Paul</span> <span m='87360'>they</span> <span m='87450'>have</span> <span m='88250'>General</span> <span m='88580'>Mills.</span> <span m='89220'>They</span> <span m='89320'>have</span> <span m='89590'>US</span> <span m='89920'>Bank.</span> <span m='90290'>Wells</span> <span m='90640'>Fargo</span> <span m='91000'>has</span> <span m='91230'>a</span> <span m='91280'>huge</span> <span m='91550'>presence</span> <span m='91970'>there.</span> <span m='92490'>So</span> <span m='92670'>being</span> <span m='92870'>able</span> <span m='93020'>to</span> <span m='93080'>work</span> <span m='93340'>in</span> <span m='93420'>a</span> <span m='93470'>city</span> <span m='93810'>that</span> <span m='93970'>has</span> <span m='94220'>a</span> <span m='94290'>huge</span> <span m='94600'>hub--</span> </p><p><span m='95040'>Bentonville,</span> <span m='95520'>Arkansas</span> <span m='96260'>for</span> <span m='96440'>Walmart</span> <span m='96860'>or</span> <span m='96950'>Sam's</span> <span m='97300'>Club</span> </p><p><span m='97980'>--if</span> <span m='98180'>you</span> <span m='98300'>were</span> <span m='98380'>to</span> <span m='98460'>go</span> <span m='98650'>to</span> <span m='98730'>one</span> <span m='98940'>of</span> <span m='98980'>those</span> <span m='99170'>places,</span> <span m='99480'>you're</span> <span m='99610'>not</span> <span m='99790'>just</span> <span m='99980'>going</span> <span m='100070'>to</span> <span m='100110'>be</span> <span m='100220'>working</span> <span m='100580'>in</span> <span m='100660'>the</span> <span m='100730'>stores</span> <span m='101020'>as</span> <span m='101130'>a</span> <span m='101210'>cashier.</span> <span m='101630'>There's</span> <span m='101850'>so</span> <span m='102200'>much</span> <span m='102420'>more</span> <span m='102630'>opportunity</span> <span m='103210'>within</span> <span m='103490'>the</span> <span m='103550'>businesses</span> <span m='106120'>you</span> <span m='106850'>don't</span> <span m='107020'>realize</span> <span m='107320'>is</span> <span m='107470'>out</span> <span m='107680'>there.</span> <span m='108190'>When</span> <span m='108660'>you're</span> <span m='108770'>working</span> <span m='109180'>in</span> <span m='109260'>a</span> <span m='109300'>central</span> <span m='109730'>hub</span> <span m='110530'>of</span> <span m='111020'>a</span> <span m='111310'>corporation</span> <span m='111980'>or</span> <span m='112100'>a</span> <span m='112130'>business,</span> <span m='113050'>the</span> <span m='113380'>opportunity</span> <span m='113795'>is</span> <span m='114210'>just</span> <span m='114410'>endless.</span> <span m='115090'>It's</span> <span m='115430'>amazing</span> <span m='115910'>all</span> <span m='116040'>the</span> <span m='116130'>things</span> <span m='116360'>you</span> <span m='116480'>can</span> <span m='116600'>do</span> <span m='116720'>within</span> <span m='116930'>the</span> <span m='117020'>company.</span> </p><p><span m='118210'>And</span> <span m='118300'>once</span> <span m='118710'>you've</span> <span m='118770'>get</span> <span m='118930'>your</span> <span m='119030'>foot</span> <span m='119250'>in</span> <span m='119350'>the</span> <span m='119450'>door,</span> <span m='119700'>it's</span> <span m='119880'>easier</span> <span m='120170'>to</span> <span m='120260'>jump</span> <span m='120520'>around</span> <span m='120830'>and</span> <span m='120920'>try</span> <span m='121100'>different</span> <span m='121420'>things,</span> <span m='122880'>especially</span> <span m='123240'>if</span> <span m='123340'>you</span> <span m='123430'>have</span> <span m='123650'>some</span> <span m='123840'>longevity</span> <span m='124400'>there.</span> <span m='124560'>I've</span> <span m='124630'>been</span> <span m='124740'>with</span> <span m='124910'>US</span> <span m='125140'>Bank</span> <span m='125390'>for about</span> <span m='125640'>eight,</span> <span m='125940'>nine</span> <span m='126050'>years.</span> <span m='126530'>If</span> <span m='126810'>you</span> <span m='126910'>have</span> <span m='127010'>some</span> <span m='127330'>longevity,</span> <span m='127650'>people</span> <span m='127950'>are willing</span> <span m='128160'>to take</span> <span m='128350'>a</span> <span m='128400'>chance</span> <span m='128740'>on</span> <span m='128880'>you</span> <span m='128960'>because</span> <span m='129150'>they</span> <span m='129229'>know</span> <span m='129380'>you're</span> <span m='129560'>not</span> <span m='129710'>going</span> <span m='129810'>to</span> <span m='129870'>jump</span> <span m='130130'>and</span> <span m='130229'>go</span> <span m='130380'>somewhere</span> <span m='130770'>else.</span> <span m='131220'>They</span> <span m='131440'>know</span> <span m='131630'>that</span> <span m='131780'>their</span> <span m='131920'>investment</span> <span m='132350'>in</span> <span m='132470'>time</span> <span m='133220'>and</span> <span m='133380'>training</span> <span m='133710'>is</span> <span m='133830'>going</span> <span m='133940'>to</span> <span m='133980'>be</span> <span m='134090'>well</span> <span m='134310'>worth</span> <span m='134490'>it in</span> <span m='134900'>the end.</span> </p><p><span m='135720'>I</span> <span m='136070'>can</span> <span m='136250'>say</span> <span m='136610'>one</span> <span m='136780'>thing</span> <span m='137200'>I</span> <span m='137280'>love</span> <span m='137640'>about</span> <span m='137920'>US</span> <span m='138200'>Bank</span> <span m='138620'>is</span> <span m='138830'>they</span> <span m='138950'>really</span> <span m='139270'>promote</span> <span m='139660'>the</span> <span m='139730'>work-life</span> <span m='140160'>balance.</span> <span m='140720'>I</span> <span m='140780'>mean,</span> <span m='141050'>they</span> <span m='141480'>want</span> <span m='141720'>to</span> <span m='141770'>make</span> <span m='141940'>sure</span> <span m='142130'>that that</span> <span m='142510'>work-life</span> <span m='142940'>balance</span> <span m='143340'>is</span> <span m='143480'>there.</span> <span m='144770'>Of</span> <span m='144970'>course,</span> <span m='145200'>they</span> <span m='145270'>want</span> <span m='145500'>you to</span> <span m='145670'>be</span> <span m='145750'>able</span> <span m='145880'>to</span> <span m='145930'>get</span> <span m='146080'>your</span> <span m='146180'>job</span> <span m='146520'>done in</span> <span m='146710'>the</span> <span m='146840'>end</span> <span m='147060'>because</span> <span m='147330'>our</span> <span m='147450'>customers</span> <span m='147960'>are</span> <span m='148220'>our</span> <span m='148350'>focus.</span> <span m='148990'>So</span> <span m='149220'>we</span> <span m='149380'>need</span> <span m='149550'>to</span> <span m='149620'>make</span> <span m='149780'>sure</span> <span m='149880'>that</span> <span m='150060'>our</span> <span m='150160'>customers</span> <span m='150510'>have</span> <span m='150650'>the</span> <span m='150720'>best</span> <span m='150950'>experience.</span> </p><p><span m='151650'>But</span> <span m='153420'>they</span> <span m='153560'>offer</span> <span m='153810'>paid</span> <span m='154070'>volunteer</span> <span m='154550'>days.</span> <span m='154960'>If</span> <span m='155070'>you</span> <span m='155190'>wanted</span> <span m='155380'>to</span> <span m='155500'>volunteer</span> <span m='155920'>within</span> <span m='156140'>the</span> <span m='156220'>community,</span> <span m='156680'>they</span> <span m='156830'>offer</span> <span m='156930'>you</span> <span m='157255'>a</span> <span m='157580'>paid</span> <span m='157970'>volunteer</span> <span m='158420'>day,</span> <span m='158660'>where</span> <span m='158790'>you</span> <span m='158910'>can</span> <span m='159050'>take</span> <span m='159240'>a</span> <span m='159310'>day</span> <span m='159460'>off</span> <span m='159630'>of</span> <span m='159720'>work,</span> <span m='160410'>get</span> <span m='160640'>paid,</span> <span m='161040'>don't</span> <span m='161240'>have</span> <span m='161370'>to</span> <span m='161470'>use</span> <span m='161600'>vacation</span> <span m='162040'>time,</span> <span m='162240'>but</span> <span m='162430'>yet you</span> <span m='162630'>can go</span> <span m='162830'>volunteer</span> <span m='163095'>in the</span> <span m='163360'>community.</span> <span m='164240'>So</span> <span m='165360'>one</span> <span m='165560'>thing</span> <span m='165730'>I</span> <span m='165770'>love</span> <span m='165940'>about</span> <span m='165990'>US</span> <span m='166200'>Bank</span> <span m='166470'>is</span> <span m='166690'>they</span> <span m='166890'>really,</span> <span m='167540'>really</span> <span m='167790'>promote</span> <span m='168610'>not</span> <span m='169710'>only</span> <span m='169920'>your</span> <span m='170230'>career</span> <span m='171230'>but</span> <span m='171460'>your</span> <span m='171580'>personal</span> <span m='171990'>life.</span> <span m='172240'>They</span> <span m='172420'>do</span> <span m='172510'>everything</span> <span m='172860'>they</span> <span m='172950'>can to</span> <span m='173180'>enhance</span> <span m='173540'>your</span> <span m='173650'>personal</span> <span m='174050'>life,</span> <span m='174280'>which</span> <span m='174640'>I</span> <span m='174710'>really</span> <span m='175020'>appreciate.</span> </p>","file":{"id":360261,"video_id":"3229823288001","name":"2088-Patrick-p-BusinessAnalystManager2 In-depth","duration":176913,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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