Projected Growth: Much faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Extensive Preparation Needed
Your job is to Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Common job titles of Management Analysts include:
Experience and Education
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
46.15% said they needed a Master's Degree.
38.46% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.
Plan study of work problems and procedures, such as organizational change, communications, information flow, integrated production methods, inventory control, or cost analysis.
Interview personnel and conduct on-site observation to ascertain unit functions, work performed, and methods, equipment, and personnel used.
Review forms and reports and confer with management and users about format, distribution, and purpose, identifying problems and improvements.
Confer with personnel concerned to ensure successful functioning of newly implemented systems or procedures.
Analyze data gathered and develop solutions or alternative methods of proceeding.
Design, evaluate, recommend, and approve changes of forms and reports.
Prepare manuals and train workers in use of new forms, reports, procedures or equipment, according to organizational policy.
Document findings of study and prepare recommendations for implementation of new systems, procedures, or organizational changes.
Gather and organize information on problems or procedures.
Recommend purchase of storage equipment and design area layout to locate equipment in space available.
Develop and implement records management program for filing, protection, and retrieval of records, and assure compliance with program.
Universal serial bus USB flash drives
Liquid crystal display LCD video projectors
Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
ADP Workforce Now
Advanced business application programming ABAP
Apache AntAll Technologies
Apache HTTP Server
Apache Subversion SVN
Common business oriented language COBOL
ESRI ArcGIS software
Geographic information system GIS software
Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS
Hypertext markup language HTML
IBM Cognos Impromptu
IBM Cognos ReportNet
IBM SPSS Statistics
Integrated development environment IDE software
Marketo Marketing Automation
Microsoft .NET Framework
Microsoft Active Server Pages ASP
Microsoft ASP.NET Core MVC
Microsoft Business Intelligence BI
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Microsoft Exchange Server
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition VBScript
Microsoft Visual Studio
Oracle Agile Product Lifecycle Management PLM
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher
Oracle Fusion Applications
Oracle JavaServer Pages JSP
Oracle PeopleSoft Financials
Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
Oracle WebLogic Server
Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
Qlik Tech QlikView
Red Hat WildFly
Relational database management software
Ruby on Rails
SAP Business Objects
SAP Crystal Reports
Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
Trimble SketchUp Pro
Unified modeling language UML
Adobe Systems Adobe ActionScript
Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Systems Adobe Fireworks
Adobe Systems Adobe Flash
Blackbaud The Raiser’s Edge
CA Erwin Data Modeler
Customer information control system CICS
Dynamic hypertext markup language DHTML
Extensible HyperText Markup Language XHTML
Fund accounting software
Hewlett Packard HP-UX
Hewlett Packard LoadRunner
Human resource management software HRMS
IBM InfoSphere DataStage
IBM Power Systems software
IBM Rational Requisite Pro
Information Builders WebFOCUS
Job control language JCL
Medical procedure coding software
Microsoft Team Foundation Server
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Teaching others how to do something.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Using mathematics to solve problems.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Management of Personnel Resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression
Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning
Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Information Ordering
Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Personnel and Human Resources
Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Sales and Marketing
Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Sociology and Anthropology
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
Economics and Accounting
Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
Production and Processing
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Communications and Media
Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.