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ERIC Number: EJ831355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1055-3096
Analysis of Skills Requirement for Entry-Level Programmer/Analysts in Fortune 500 Corporations
Lee, Choong Kwon; Han, Hyo-Joo
Journal of Information Systems Education, v19 n1 p17-28 2008
This paper presents the most up-to-date skill requirements for programmer/analyst, one of the most demanded entry-level job titles in the Information Systems (IS) field. In the past, several researchers studied job skills for IS professionals, but few have focused especially on "programmer/analyst." The authors conducted an extensive empirical study on programmer/analyst skill requirements by collecting and analyzing 837 job ads posted on Fortune 500 corporate websites for three years. The results indicate that the programmer/analysts in the Fortune 500 are expected to fulfill a combination of roles from computer program writers to technical experts as well as businessmen. The results of this study are discussed in terms of their implications for the IS 2002 curriculum model. (Contains 8 tables and 1 figure.)
Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE). c/o Al Harris, JISE Editor, Department of Computer Information Systems, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. Tel: 828-262-6180; Fax: 828-262-6190; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A