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Information systems analysts and consultants conduct research, develop and implement information systems development plans, policies and procedures, and provide advice on a wide range of information systems issues. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.
IT (information technology) consultant, computer consultant, computer systems analyst, informatics consultant, informatics security analyst, information systems business analyst, information systems quality assurance analyst, management information systems (MIS) analyst, systems auditor, systems consultant, systems security analyst.
- Information systems business analysts and consultants confer with clients to identify and document requirements, conduct business and technical studies, design, develop, integrate and implement information systems business solutions, and provide advice on information systems strategy, policy, management, security and service delivery.
- Systems security analysts confer with clients to identify and document requirements, assess physical and technical security risks to data, software and hardware, and develop policies, procedures and contingency plans to minimize the effects of security breaches.
- Information systems quality assurance analysts develop and implement policies and procedures throughout the software development life cycle to maximize the efficiency, effectiveness and overall quality of software products and information systems.
- Systems auditors conduct independent third-party reviews to assess quality assurance practices, software products and information systems.
Outlook & Prospects for Information Systems Analysts and Consultants in Southern Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Southern Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-09-08|
Currently the chances of qualified Information Systems Analysts and Consultants finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. Employment potential is fair locally because the occasional advertised opportunities are primarily concentrated in large manufacturers, government departments or consultant work. There is a significant amount of contract, term and consulting work associated with this occupation. People in this occupation must keep their skills current and are constantly upgrading their knowledge to keep pace with the rapid pace of change in computer technology. As business and organizations do more business and transactions through the internet, demand for system analysts and consultants should increase, especially in areas related to information security.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Information Systems Analysts and Consultants in Nova Scotia is expected to be good over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Information Systems Analysts and Consultants (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Sep 30 - Oct 04, 2013
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