In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Studying an organization’s existing computer systems, and producing solutions to improve their operations.
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Typically requires a bachelor’s degree, although some employers prefer to hire candidates with a master’s in business administration (MBA) or computer science. Obtaining a master’s degree can make you eligible for careers with greater responsibility and higher salaries in this career pathway, if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of a master’s degree.
Certification is not required, but could make employers more likely to hire you or offer you a higher salary.
You may be eligible for one of the following certifications:
Employers may also prefer that systems analysts hold vendor certifications in whichever systems the organization uses.
Licensure is not required to work as a Computer Systems Analyst.