Computer systems analysts held about 567,800 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most computer systems analysts were as follows:
Computer systems design and related services
Finance and insurance
Management of companies and enterprises
State and local government, excluding education and hospitals
Computer systems analysts can work directly for an organization or as consultants. Consultants usually work for an information technology firm. The projects that computer systems analysts work on usually require them to collaborate and coordinate with others.
Although technological advances have made telecommuting more common, consultants still need to travel to see their clients. The length of an assignment can vary with the complexity of the job.
Most systems analysts work full time. About 1 in 5 worked more than 40 hours per week in 2014.