How to become a systems analyst
Plan, implement, and modify IT systems to meet business needs.
Pathways to this career
- Complete an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in information technology. Advanced degrees may help your application stand out post-graduation.
- Seek out internship roles in the IT industry for on-the-job training and the opportunity to network with fellow systems analysts.
- Join an industry association and stay up-to-date with the latest news, technologies, and information.
What does a systems analyst do?Systems analysts review organisations’ IT systems and processes to make sure they are appropriate, efficient, and meet user requirements. It’s a collaborative role, working with the IT team to resolve issues and identify opportunities for improvement.
Duties and tasks
- Understand businesses' IT processes, procedures, and work practices.
- Identify inefficiencies and recommend better practices and systems.
- Develop and deliver training.
- Prepare operational reports, including maintenance, upgrades and recommendations.
- Recommend improvements regarding technology use, hardware and software upgrades.
- Work with the business to assess and plan for future computing needs and system requirements.
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