Computer Systems Analysts​

At a Glance

Median Salary
$86,943
Local Jobs
299
Entry-Level Education
Bachelor's Degree

Occupation Profile

Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems.

By The Numbers

Median Annual Earnings

$86,943

Median Annual Earnings are the midpoint earned by 50 percent of workers who are the lowest paid and 50 percent of workers who are the highest paid in a particular occupation

Local Jobs

299

Jobs are any position in which a worker provides labor in exchange for monetary compensation (note: one individual may hold multiple jobs)

Entry-Level Education

Bachelor's Degree

This is the most common education level requested in entry-level job listings.

Daily Tasks

  • Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems.
  • Troubleshoot program and system malfunctions to restore normal functioning.
  • Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow.
  • Use the computer in the analysis and solution of business problems, such as development of integrated production and inventory control and cost analysis systems.
  • Consult with management to ensure agreement on system principles.
  • Confer with clients regarding the nature of the information processing or computation needs a computer program is to address.
  • Coordinate and link the computer systems within an organization to increase compatibility so that information can be shared.
  • Train staff and users to work with computer systems and programs.
  • Develop, document, and revise system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards.
  • Assess the usefulness of pre-developed application packages and adapt them to a user environment.
  • Define the goals of the system and devise flow charts and diagrams describing logical operational steps of programs.
  • Provide staff and users with assistance solving computer-related problems, such as malfunctions and program problems.

Occupational Skills

What skills are necessary for Computer Systems Analysts​?

Hard Skills

Business Analysis
Business Process
Business Requirements
Computer Science
Data Analysis
Information Systems
Project Management
Software Documentation
SQL (Programming Language)
Systems Analysis

Soft Skills

Communications
Coordinating
Customer Service
Information Technology
Leadership
Management
Operations
Problem Solving
Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)
Writing

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry- or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education. They are essential in many industries and occupations.

Education Programs

Del Mar College

Computer Systems Analysts

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Credit
Degree
60
No
Yes

Korinne Caruso

Del Mar College
361-698-1347
kcaruso@delmar.edu

Coastal Bend College

CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ Certification

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Coastal Bend College

CompTIA Network+ Certification

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Coastal Bend College

CISA, CISM and CISSP Certifications

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Coastal Bend College

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Certification

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Coastal Bend College

 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Coastal Bend College

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Certification

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Coastal Bend College

CompTIA Security+ Certification

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Coastal Bend College

CompTIA ITF+, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and ComTIA Security+ Cerftifications

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Coastal Bend College

CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and ComTIA Security+ Cerftifications

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Coastal Bend College

CompTIA A+ Certification abd ITIL Foundation Certification

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Coastal Bend College

CompTIA A+ Certification

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
Certificate
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Braden Becknell

Coastal Bend College
361-354-2768
bbecknell@coastalbend.edu

Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Computer Science

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
BS
cred
hrs
No
Yes

Mamta Yadav

Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Texas A&M Kingsville

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Type
Credential
Hours
Online
Financial Aid
CTE
cred
hrs
Yes
No

Dr. Scott Smith

Texas A&M Kingsville
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