EDI Systems Analyst

Equip companies with the fastest data transfer systems.

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Salary Range
$42,000 – $118,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do EDI Systems Analysts do?

With email, smartphones, and super fast Internet speeds these days, no one has time to wait for information to be delivered, especially in the cutthroat world of corporations. So what happens when a long invoice or huge data file has to be transferred? If you’ve ever tried to send an email with a large attachment, you know it just won’t work, and the idea of faxing or using snail mail is almost frightening.

That’s where the EDI Systems Analyst comes in. An EDI Systems Analyst lets companies transfer a lot of data in the blink of an eye.

EDI stands for “electronic data interchange,” so as an EDI Systems Analyst, you’re in charge of managing that electronic data. Offices around the country need you to step into your tech nerd shoes (horn-rimmed glasses and pocket protectors not required) and fix their information problem. Every store has an inventory — items put into a giant database and identified with barcodes. EDI is what manages the inventories of giant department stores across the country, as well as small, local chains.

Using web servers and cables, you set up an exchange of data between any two computers. The skills you use to run software and set up motherboards are halfway between those of a Computer Systems Analyst and a ninja.

EDI is a complex system, but you know enough about information technology to explain your work to everyone from an intern to the company’s IT Technician to the CEO. Companies seek you out to transform their business because they know that the faster they can send information, the more efficient they can be. And higher efficiency means more money in their pockets and yours.

Should I be an EDI Systems Analyst?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Systems Tester

    How to become an EDI Systems Analyst

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