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Systems Analyst in the list of Best Careers 2007

The Systems Analyst role is and will continue to be one of the best careers for a long time.

In their “Best Careers 2007” report, US News and World Report lists 25 professions that will continue to grow in demand.

With the advent of outsourcing, it is not surprising that the software engineer or web developer professions are NOT on the list...

...however, systems analyst is.

One of the most interesting quotes form this report is that the systems analyst "is among the most offshore-resistant computer-related careers".

Another interesting observation is that the majority of the 25 careers are high-touch/social occupations. In the US, we continue to see a trend of increased demand for careers which requires social interaction skills. Business Systems Analyst is one of them.

A couple more items of from the report about the Systems Analyst:

  • Median pay: $70,438
  • Job Market outlook: A
  • Attainability: A
  • Quality of Life: B
  • Prestige: B

If you are contemplating starting your career as a systems analyst you might also find the following resources useful:

A Day in the Life of a Systems Analyst

Computer Systems Analyst profile (U.S. Department of Labor)

Systems Analyst Community

Systems Analyst Resources

Salary Info for Business Systems Analysts


posted @ Wednesday, September 17, 2008 10:09 PM by Adrian M.

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