Computer Systems Analyst

Career Overview

Computer systems analysts combine the business and information technology needs and capabilities of an organization to design information systems that are more effective and efficient.


A four-year bachelor's degree in computer or information science may be required to obtain these positions. A higher degree (master's) in business (MBA) or a similar field will make an individual more valuable.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$53,000 /yr
$87,000 /yr
$137,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
Work Environment

Computer systems analysts typically work for companies related to computer systems design, information, insurance, or finance. Some work for organizations while others work as consultants. Some consultants may work remotely, so some travel may be required.

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada