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