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View the mid-level salary in both your current job and your selected occupation. (Annual salaries apply to people who work full-time year-round.)

Computer Systems Analysts
$73,300 $73,300
Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers
$76,700 $76,700

Similar skills & knowledge

These skills are commonly used in both your current job and your selected occupation.

Complex Problem Solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

Talking to others.

Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Judgment and Decision Making
Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.

Reading Comprehension
Reading work-related information.

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Critical Thinking
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.

Operations Analysis
Figuring out what a product or service needs to be able to do.

Active Listening
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

Systems Evaluation
Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

Writing computer programs.

Writing things for co-workers or customers.

Quality Control Analysis
Testing how well a product or service works.

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

English Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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skills & knowledge Gaps

These are areas where you might have skill gaps. People working in your selected job generally need higher levels in these skill and knowledge areas than people working in your current job.

Very Low Current Skill
Medium Target Skill

Using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems.

Low Current Skill
Medium Target Skill

Engineering and Technology
Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

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Typical Level Of Training

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Bachelor's degree


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