Analyst

Use your skills to define software requirements, identify specifications and guide program design and development.

Analyst

Analyst

Roles and responsibilities

Analysts may perform the following tasks:

  • research how IT systems are used and look at ways to improve use and efficiency
  • review and develop computer systems, computer languages, data communication processes and user interface devices
  • test new IT system designs and fix design problems
  • test new system components
  • write reports describing findings, sometimes for publication
Analysts work in a range of occupational environments. This includes IT-specific industries, as well as in other industries requiring IT expertise.
 
As an Analyst you may work on a freelance basis or, with experience and sufficient start-up money, there are opportunities for self-employment. Analyst staff usually start as programmers, although an IT qualification can also be a successful entry point.

Source: myFuture

Analysts may perform the following tasks:

  • research how IT systems are used and look at ways to improve use and efficiency
  • review and develop computer systems, computer languages, data communication processes and user interface devices
  • test new IT system designs and fix design problems
  • test new system components
  • write reports describing findings, sometimes for publication
Analysts work in a range of occupational environments. This includes IT-specific industries, as well as in other industries requiring IT expertise.
 
As an Analyst you may work on a freelance basis or, with experience and sufficient start-up money, there are opportunities for self-employment. Analyst staff usually start as programmers, although an IT qualification can also be a successful entry point.

Source: myFuture

Undergraduate Courses To Become

Analyst

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Postgraduate Courses To Become

Analyst

Course work courses to pursue this career
Postgraduate study is not necessarily required for this occupation, but may be helpful for career advancement.

Relevant postgraduate courses include: