Business Analyst Kaitātari Pakihi

Business analysts design or recommend solutions, such as computers or computer programs, to help organisations meet their goals.

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Business analysts may choose to gain industry certifications such as those available through the Information Technology Certified Technologist (CTech) scheme. 

Business analysts may do some or all of the following:

  • consult with organisations' management, staff and customers on their needs, goals and requirements
  • design or recommend solutions (such as computers or computer programs) to meet clients' needs
  • document requirements for computer systems
  • estimate costs and write business cases
  • oversee new developments, including design and choice of computers and computer programs.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for business analysts includes:

  • computer programming
  • business management
  • project management.

Personal Qualities

Business analysts need to be:

  • logical, methodical, patient, and good listeners
  • able to work well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • skilled at design and planning
  • good at verbal and written communication
  • skilled at analysing and problem-solving.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for business analysts includes:

  • computer programming
  • business management
  • project management.

Subject Recommendations

A tertiary entrance qualification is required to enter further training. Useful subjects include digital technologies, English and maths.

Business Analysts can earn around $85K–$110K per year per year.

Chances of getting a job as a Business Analyst are good due to a shortage of people interested in this type of work.

Business analysts may progress to become self-employed, or move into project management.

Business Analyst

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