Computer System Analyst

12/10/2014 Career

Computer Systems analysts plan and develop methods for computerizing
business and scientific tasks or improving computer systems already in
use. They may work for the organization that wants to install a system
or for a consulting firm that develops systems under contract. Analysts
begin an assignment by defining the goals. After this they use
techniques such as mathematical model building, sampling, and cost
accounting to plan the system. They also determine what computer
hardware and software will be needed to set up the system.

The analysts also design any forms required to collect data and
distribute information. System Analysts usually specialize in either
business, scientific, or engineering applications. Some analysts improve
systems already in use by developing better procedures or adapting the
system to handle additional types of data. Others do research to devise
new methods of systems analysis.

Course Details
is no universally accepted way of preparing for a job as a systems
analyst because employers preferences depend on the work being done.
However, college graduates are always sought for these jobs. Many
employers require computer systems analysts to be a graduate in computer
science. Some employers require an advanced degree for more-complex
jobs and senior positions.

Common degrees required include those in computer science, information
science or management information systems. Some other employers require
only a relevant degree without saying which type. Instead of a degree,
some employers might accept equivalent experience or experience plus
computer certification.

Career Prospects
Most computer
systems analysts work for data processing service firms, government
agencies, insurance companies, banks, business, finance, e-commerce,
engineering, science, healthcare and firms that manufacture durable
goods. A small number of systems analysts are employed on a temporary
basis in companies installing a new computer system. Computer System
Analysts also engaged in factory and office automation,
telecommunications, and scientific research.

Most of the Computer System Analysts can work with computer systems
design and related services industries. Some systems analysts eventually
strike out on their own, by becoming self-employed independent
contractors (consultants) or small-business owners. Increasingly,
companies are hiring computer professional only temporarily as
specialized consultants.

starting salary of computer system analyst is about Rs 10,000 to Rs
12,000. After having some experiences they can even earn Rs 25,000 to Rs
30,000 per month. In government agencies salaries are decided by the
pay commissions from time to time. However in privates firms there is
good salary as well as many perks. The earning of contractual consultant
is depends upon the term and condition of their contract and the nature
of the company. The remuneration of the self employed in this sector
depends upon the size of their firm and number and nature of the clients
they served.

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