A systems analyst follows the steps described in the systems life cycle. Analysts plan and design new systems or reorganize a company’s computer resources to best utilize them. Analysts follow the systems life cycle through all steps of the systems life cycle: preliminary investigation, analysis, design, development, implementation, and maintenance.
Systems analyst positions normally require a bachelor’s degree in computer science and technical experience. Internships and prior experience with the latest technology are a considerable advantage for those seeking jobs in this industry. Systems analysts can expect to earn an annual salary of $50,000 to $70,000. Opportunities for advancement include positions as a chief technology officer or other managerial opportunities.More careers