Career Awareness

Analyst/Programmer

 Daily Tasks
To design and develop information systems and programs for ongoing support of the functions and missions of a given department or work area. Some of the languages used within Mayo Clinic are: C, C++, PowerBuilder, Java, JavaScript, Cobol, SQL, and Tandem Pathway.
 
 Skills/Talents
Human relations skills, organization skills, communication skills, analytical skills, multitasking, problem-solving skills, positive personality, ability to work independently and with a team.
 
 Work Setting
Small, cohesive teams positioned in close proximity to the department they support. Employees typically work in an office atmosphere and spend portions of their day within the department setting they support.
 
 Work Hours
Typically 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday; however, most are "exempt" positions, meaning you work until the job is done without overtime pay. There is an "on-call" requirement depending on the department being supported, which would require being available anytime, day or night.
 
 Education
Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field.
 
 Qualifications
Must have knowledge of system design principles and computer programming. Must be responsible and accountable for your own activities. Must be able to interact with a variety of personnel at various levels within and outside Mayo Clinic.
 
 Recommended High School Classes
College prep, keyboard/word processing, business, computer applications and science, English composition, physics, advanced math, and psychology
 

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