Analysts and Data Scientists
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Analysts and data scientists include those who conduct research or analyze and interpret data for uses like decision making, policy formation, improving computer systems, protecting computer networks, and more. Other duties:

  • Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

  • 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.

  • Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses. Excludes "Computer Network Architects" (15-1143).

  • Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. May collect and analyze data and develop decision support software, service, or products. May develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or implementation.

United States SOC Codes included for reference:

  • 15-1111 Computer and Research Information Scientists

  • 15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts

  • 15-1122 Information Security Analysts

  • 15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other

  • 15-2031 Operations Research Analysts

Top Job Titles: Systems Analyst, Project Manager (Computer and Mathematical), Project Manager (Management), Programmer Analyst, Business Analyst (Computer and Mathematical), Software Engineer, IT Quality Assurance Analyst, Solutions Architect, Financial Analyst, Information Security Analyst

Top Skills: Management, Project Management, Leadership, SQL (Programming Language), Information Technology, Microsoft Office, Operations, Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, Integration

Top Educational Programs: Computer and Information Sciences, General; Computer Science; Information Technology; Information Science/Studies; Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

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