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Computer Systems Analysts
(SOC Code : 15-1121)
in Santa Cruz County

Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Santa Cruz County is the same as Santa Cruz-Watsonville MSA.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
Santa Cruz-Watsonville MSA20161st Qtr$41.69$32.85$42.75$50.11

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
Santa Cruz County 2012 - 20221902607036.810

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Santa Cruz County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services12929.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 54.5%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 2363.0%
Software Publishers 32.9%
Insurance Carriers 462.0%
Employment Services 242.0%
Computers and Peripheral Equipment 41.9%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 761.8%
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing 11.8%
Depository Credit Intermediation 691.8%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 101.6%
Power Generation and Supply 41.5%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 81.3%
Other Information Services 391.2%
Architectural and Engineering Services 2671.0%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 421.0%
Office Administrative Services 141.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assura
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

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Alternate Titles
Information Systems Consultants; Information Technology (IT) Specialists; Programmer Analysts; Quality Assurance Analysts; Systems Architects; and Systems Developers.
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