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Computer Systems Analysts


Maine


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Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.

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Currently Employed: 1,620

Projected Annual Job Openings: 50

Typical Hourly Wage: $29.67 - $45.78

Typical Annual Salary: $61,700 - $95,200

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems.
  • Troubleshoot program and system malfunctions to restore normal functioning.
  • Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow.
  • Use the computer in the analysis and solution of business problems, such as development of integrated production and inventory control and cost analysis systems.
  • Use object-oriented programming languages, as well as client and server applications development processes and multimedia and Internet technology.
  • Consult with management to ensure agreement on system principles.
  • Review and analyze computer printouts and performance indicators to locate code problems, and correct errors by correcting codes.
  • Supervise computer programmers or other systems analysts or serve as project leaders for particular systems projects.
  • Confer with clients regarding the nature of the information processing or computation needs a computer program is to address.
  • Train staff and users to work with computer systems and programs.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Mainframe computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers

Technology:
  • Data base management system software
  • Development environment software
  • Object or component oriented development software
  • Program testing software
  • Web platform development software