Computer Systems Programmer/Analysts


Overview

Introduction

Computer systems programmer/analysts analyze the computing needs of a business or organization and then design a new system or upgrade an old system to meet those needs. The position can be split between two people, the systems programmer and the systems analyst, but it is frequently held by just one person, who oversees the work from beginning to end. In this instance, these professionals may also be known as information technology project managers. Approximately 633,900 computer systems ...

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Median Salary

$88,740

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Employment Prospects

Excellent

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Internship


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Conventional

Earnings

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for computer systems analysts was $88,740 in May 2018. At the low end of the pay range, 10 percent of systems analysts earned less than $54,360. The top 10 percent earned more than $142,220. Salaries are slightly higher in geographic areas where many information technology and computer companies are clustered, such as Silicon V...

Work Environment

Computer systems programmer/analysts work in comfortable office environments. If they work as consultants, they may travel frequently. Otherwise, travel is limited to trade shows, seminars, and visitations to vendors for demonstrations. They might also visit other businesses to observe their systems in action.

Programmer analysts usually work 40-hour weeks and enjoy the regular holiday s...

Outlook

Employment for computer systems programmer/analysts will grow faster than the average for all occupations from 2018 through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Demand is increasing due mainly to the growing number of businesses that rely extensively on computers. When businesses automate, their daily operations depend on the capacity of their computer systems to perform at de...

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