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Systems Analyst

What does a Systems Analyst do?

Systems Analysts help organizations operate as effectively as possible by developing IT solutions for problems.

- They oversee the work of computer programmers who write programs or integrate the required system components.
- They design or restructure business processes supported by information systems.
- They attend seminars, conferences and read to keep up to date with new developments.

What kind of person makes a good Systems Analyst?

Systems Analyst might be the job for you if you:

- Think logically and analytically
- Can work alone or with a team
- Have excellent oral and written communication skills
- Can pay close attention to detail

How do I become a Systems Analyst?

Systems Analysts need a combination of technical and business related training. A four-year degree in computer science is a good starting point. After graduation Systems Analyst’s can register with the Canadian Information Processing Society of Alberta (CIPS Alberta) to call themselves an “Information Systems Professional” or use the I.S.P designation.

Where does a Systems Analyst work?

Many Systems Analysts start off as computer programmers and move up with additional training and experience. Systems Analysts can work for a specific organization, or work as private consultants on a contract basis.

How much does a Systems Analyst make?

On average, Systems Analysts in Alberta make $37.66 an hour.
That’s about $74,000 a year.

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