Systems and Data Analyst

A systems analyst researches problems, plans solutions, recommends software and systems, and coordinates development to meet business or other requirements. They must be familiar with a variety of programming languages, operating systems, and computer hardware platforms. Because they often write user requests into technical specifications, the systems analysts are the liaisons between vendors and information technology professionals. They may be responsible for developing cost analysis, design considerations, and implementation time-lines.

If you choose an educational/career pathway as a systems/data analyst you could be employed by a computer systems design, finance, insurance, professional service companies, or for the government.