JOB ANALYSTS collect and examine detailed information about job duties and write position descriptions. These describe the duties, skills, and training that jobs require. Analysts study current occupational data within a company, observe people at work, and interview them and their supervisors to determine job requirements. Job analysts use developed material to evaluate or improve methods of recruiting, selecting, promoting, and training workers; as well as the administration of related personnel programs.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $61,000 average per year ($29.25 per hour)
- A medium occupation (102,800 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow rapidly (2.4% per year)
Employers generally seek college graduates in filling entry level JOB ANALYST positions. Some employers prefer applicants who have majored in human resources, personnel administration, or industrial and labor relations. Some employers look for college graduates with a technical or business background. Other employers feel that a well-rounded liberal arts education is best. Many colleges and universities have programs leading to a degree in personnel, human resources, or labor relations. Knowledge of computers and information systems is important. No special licensing or certification is required for job analysts.
- Career Technician
- Counselor (Career)
- Human Resources Recruiter
- Labor Relations Specialist
- Training/Education Manager