Business Analyst Jobs
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Business Analyst Jobs Overview
Imagine a job where you predict, and even influence, the future. Now apply it to businesses, and you have a business analyst job. Business analyst jobs do not require being clairvoyant—BAs use various methods to understand an organization's business and study the processes it employs on a day-to-day basis. After this research, they can see where a company might be going and make suggestions for improvement.
As a business analyst, you'll help businesses become more efficient, reduce costs, and increase revenues by examining financial records. You'll devise systems and projects to help companies improve in these areas and then track their effectiveness. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of business analyst jobs is projected to grow by 11% over the next decade. Analysts will be in demand in healthcare and information technology.
You can start your job search by looking in the broad category of business operations jobs. You can also narrow your search for positions, including:
Business Analyst Education and Skills
Starting your career as a business analyst requires at least a bachelor's degree, most commonly in business administration, economics, or finance. Many BAs go on to earn master's degrees. Getting a Certified Management Consultants (CMC) designation from the Institute of Management Consultants makes you more valuable to prospective employers. Coursework to prepare for a business analyst job includes:
- Investment management
- taxation and accounting
- foundational mathematics and statistics
- financial strategy
A business analyst needs to be an analytical thinker and problem solver. Oral, written, and interpersonal skills are essential, as are facilitation skills for working with groups of people. For more information, read Monster's articles on how to become a business analyst and a typical job description for a business analyst.
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Interviewing for a Business Analyst Job
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How Much Do Business Analyst Jobs Pay?
It's helpful to have a salary in mind before you go into an interview. The median salary for a senior business analyst in the U.S. is $90,435. A business/systems analyst makes a median salary of $91,137. Since wages vary by geographic areas, check out Monster's Salary Tools to determine what you can expect to make as a business analyst in your location. You'll also see some of the latest postings for business analyst jobs and see where business analysts are in the highest demand.
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