Information Technology (IT) Analyst

Information Technology (IT) Analyst

An information technology (IT) analyst supports the analytical needs of a business through the analysis of moderately complex system data and summary reports. Their collections and reports enable decision-making and process improvement for their specialty area. They drive value from existing IT applications through data availability, business process improvements and other means.
What Responsibilities Will I Have?: 
  • Collect and analyze data to enable decision-making and process improvement
  • Cull moderately complex data and generalize trends
  • Develop conclusions and summarize actionable insight
  • Collaborate with customers to validate conclusions
  • Design and prep various reports, charts and graphs to show trends
  • Seek opportunities for the IT department
  • Lead projects to deliver new information and technology
  • Drive value from existing IT applications
  • Find and act on replication opportunities between sites and functions
  • Leverage knowledge of the business and IT portfolio to provide input
  • Influence changes to IT standards to meet evolving directions
Recommended High School Courses: 
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, advanced mathematics and computer skills.
Education/Training Required: 
A bachelor’s degree in an information technology field is required.
Future Job Market Outlook: 
Typical Employers: 
Any medium- to large-scale agricultural company with major technology systems and needs will hire IT analysts.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations: 
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals
  • Network Professionals Association
Average Annual Full-Time Salary: 
$74,000
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