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Information Technology Analyst

 

Overview

An Information Technology Analyst supports the analytical needs of a business through the analysis of moderately complex system data and summary reports.

 

IT analyst

 

What responsibilities will I have?

  • Collect and analyze data to enable decision-making and process improvement for specialty area
  • Cull moderately complex data and extrapolate trends and patterns
  • Derive conclusions and summarize actionable insight for specialty area
  • Collaborate with internal/external customers to validate conclusions/hypotheses
  • Design and prep various reports, charts, graphs to depict trends
  • Proactively seek opportunities for the IT department to deliver business value
  • Lead projects to deliver new information and technology to the business areas
  • Drive value from existing IT applications through data availability, business process improvements and other means
  • Find and act on replication opportunities between sites and functions
  • Leverage knowledge of the business, IT portfolio and architectural standards to develop and quantify business cases to provide input to the IT roadmap
  • Influence changes to IT standards to meet evolving business or industry directions

 

What education and training is required?

A bachelor’s degree in an information technology field is required.

 

To pursue a career as an Information Technology Analyst:

The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, advanced mathematics, and computer courses.

 

Where can I work?

Any medium to large-scale agricultural companies with major technology systems and needs will hire IT analysts.

 

Future Job Market / Outlook

The future outlook for an IT Analyst will be great over the next five years. 

 

Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Association of Information Technology Professionals
  • Network Professionals Association