We surveyed 2,115 systems analysts to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical systems analyst. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a systems analyst?

Low

High

Working as a systems analyst typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that systems analysts are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a systems analyst?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a systems analyst typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a systems analyst?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a systems analyst. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for systems analysts.

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Do systems analysts work full-time or part-time?

91% of systems analysts work in full-time roles while 9% work part-time.

Is being a systems analyst stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst systems analysts, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as a systems analyst?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a systems analyst.

How competitive is the workplace for systems analysts?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for systems analysts.

Does being a systems analyst require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for systems analysts.

Are systems analysts allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Systems analysts rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do systems analysts have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally systems analysts will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being a systems analyst physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a systems analysts is rarely physically demanding, making it a suitable option for those unable to perform physically strenuous tasks.

Are systems analysts exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, systems analysts tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a systems analyst require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for systems analysts.

Does being a good systems analyst require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a systems analyst.