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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
Computer Operators
$76,700 $76,700

Similar skills & knowledge

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

Talking to others.

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

Reading Comprehension
Reading work-related information.

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

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

Teaching people how to do something.

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

Figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work.

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

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

Operation Monitoring
Watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.

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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.

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Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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Low Current Skill
Medium Target Skill

Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

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Very Low Current Skill
Medium Target Skill

Operation and Control
Using equipment or systems.

Typical Level Of Training

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Bachelor's degree

High school diploma or equivalent

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No license required in ME

No license required in ME

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