How to Become a Business Analyst
Business Analyst Jobs
- business systems analyst
- systems analyst
- requirements engineer
- business process analyst
- product manager
- IT business analyst
- enterprise analyst
- business architect
- management consultant
- business intelligence analyst
- project management
- product management
- software development
- quality assurance
- interaction design
What Does a Business Analyst Do?
- Ensuring that solutions created by development teams meet the organization’s needs.
- Ensuring that solutions evolve over time as business needs change.
- Providing project management.
- Collaborating with stakeholders in the design and implementation of business systems.
Business Analysis vs. Business Analytics
Skills Needed to Become a Business Analyst
- An understanding of how to conduct a cost/benefit analysis.
- A knowledge of modeling techniques and methods.
- Leadership qualities.
- An understanding of systems engineering concepts.
- The ability to communicate and listen.
- Problem-solving skills.
- An understanding of the technology used by their company, team, and/or client.
- The ability to interpret key performance indicators (KPIs).
- consultative skills
- facilitation skills
- being detail-oriented and capable of delivering a high level of accuracy
- organizational skills
- stakeholder analysis
- requirements engineering
- cost benefit analysis
- processes modeling
Business Analyst Job Outlook
- information technology
- finance and insurance
- public sector and government
- business and professional consulting
- healthcare and social services
- 64 percent have 10 years’ experience or less
- 34 percent are between the ages of 26 and 35
- 53 percent are women
- 3 percent hold a master’s degree
- 24 percent have been with their current employer for six to 15 years