Occupation Summary

Management Analysts

O*NET 13-1111.00


Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.

Annual Wages:
Employment Rate:
Employment is expected to increase by 25.05%.
Education Level:
Bachelor's Degree. According to O*Net, the majority of people employed in this occupation have this level of education.
Business and Industry

  1. Gather and organize information on problems or procedures.
  2. Analyze data gathered and develop solutions or alternative methods of proceeding.
  3. Confer with personnel concerned to ensure successful functioning of newly implemented systems or procedures.
  4. Develop and implement records management program for filing, protection, and retrieval of records, and assure compliance with program.
  5. Review forms and reports and confer with management and users about format, distribution, and purpose, identifying problems and improvements.
  6. Interview personnel and conduct on-site observation to ascertain unit functions, work performed, and methods, equipment, and personnel used.
  7. Document findings of study and prepare recommendations for implementation of new systems, procedures, or organizational changes.
  8. Prepare manuals and train workers in use of new forms, reports, procedures or equipment, according to organizational policy.
  9. Design, evaluate, recommend, and approve changes of forms and reports.
  10. Plan study of work problems and procedures, such as organizational change, communications, information flow, integrated production methods, inventory control, or cost analysis.
  11. Recommend purchase of storage equipment and design area layout to locate equipment in space available.

National Industry Employment Patterns

Industry % of Management Analysts employed Annual Growth Rate
Management, scientific, and technical consulting services 19.6 2.05
Insurance carriers 5.3 0.93
Computer systems design and related services 5.2 1.89
Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services 3.1 0.56

Labor Market Information

2021 Statewide average hourly wage $46.45
2021 National average hourly wage $48.33
2020 National employment 907,600
2020 Texas employment 47,864
Texas projected employment by 2030 59,856
Texas projected annual employment and Turnover openings through 2030 6,030

* Due to confidentiality rules, not all regions may have the data displayed. The sum of all the regions may not be equal to the state total.

Top 10 Relevant Knowledge Areas Relevant Importance Levels
English Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Economics and Accounting
Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
Personnel and Human Resources
Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Law and Government
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
Sales and Marketing
Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Top 10 Relevant Skill Areas Relevant Importance Levels
Reading Comprehension
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
Active Listening
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Systems Evaluation
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Social Perceptiveness
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Top 10 Relevant Abilities Relevant Importance Levels
Problem Sensitivity
The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.
Oral Comprehension
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Written Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Deductive Reasoning
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning
The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Speech Recognition
The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity
The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Fluency of Ideas
The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).

  • Getting Information
    -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
    -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
    -- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
    -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Providing Consultation and Advice to Others
    -- Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
Other Activities

  • Achievement
    - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
  • Relationships
    - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.


Desktop computers: Desktop computers;

High capacity removable media drives: Universal serial bus USB flash drives;

Liquid crystal display projector: Liquid crystal display LCD video projectors;

Notebook computers: Laptop computers;

Personal computers: Personal computers;


Access software: Citrix cloud computing software;

Accounting software: Fund accounting software; Sage 50 Accounting; Tax software;

Analytical or scientific software: The MathWorks MATLAB; SAS statistical software; StataCorp Stata; IBM SPSS Statistics; Minitab;

Application server software: GitHub; Oracle WebLogic Server; Red Hat WildFly;

Backup or archival software: Veritas NetBackup;

Business intelligence and data analysis software: Tableau; Qlik Tech QlikView; Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition; Apache Spark; IBM Cognos Impromptu; MicroStrategy;

Cloud-based data access and sharing software: Google Drive; Microsoft SharePoint; Dropbox;

Cloud-based management software: IBM WebSphere; Splunk Enterprise;

Communications server software: IBM Domino;

Configuration management software: Chef; VMware; Puppet; Perforce Helix software;

Content workflow software: Atlassian JIRA;

Customer relationship management CRM software: Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge; Oracle Eloqua; Salesforce software;

Data base management system software: Teradata Database; Oracle PL/SQL; Relational database management software; Apache Pig; Apache Solr; Apache Hadoop; Apache Hive; Apache Cassandra; Elasticsearch; MongoDB; NoSQL;

Data base reporting software: Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services SSRS; Information Builders WebFOCUS; SAP Crystal Reports;

Data base user interface and query software: Oracle software; Oracle JDBC; Transact-SQL; Structured query language SQL; MySQL; Microsoft SQL Server; Microsoft Access; FileMaker Pro; Database software; Airtable; Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud EC2; Amazon Redshift; Amazon Web Services AWS software; Blackboard software;

Data mining software: Google Analytics;

Desktop communications software: Eko; Skype;

Desktop publishing software: Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign; Microsoft Publisher;

Development environment software: Microsoft PowerShell; Microsoft Azure; Microsoft Visual Basic; Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition VBScript; Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications VBA; Microsoft Visual Studio; Integrated development environment IDE software; Microsoft .NET Framework; Adobe Systems Adobe ActionScript; Apache Ant; C; Apache Kafka; Apache Maven; Eclipse IDE; Go; Common business oriented language COBOL; Ruby;

Document management software: Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat;

Electronic mail software: IBM Notes; MicroFocus GroupWise; Microsoft Exchange; Microsoft Outlook;

Enterprise application integration software: Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services SSIS; IBM InfoSphere DataStage; Atlassian Bamboo; Extensible markup language XML;

Enterprise resource planning ERP software: IBM Cognos ReportNet; Microsoft Business Intelligence BI; Microsoft Dynamics; Microsoft Dynamics GP; SAP business and customer relations management software; SAP Business Objects; Oracle Agile Product Lifecycle Management PLM; Oracle PeopleSoft; Oracle PeopleSoft Financials; Oracle Fusion Applications; Oracle Hyperion; Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne; Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher; NetSuite ERP;

Enterprise system management software: IBM Power Systems software;

Expert system software: Ansible software;

File versioning software: Apache Subversion; Git;

Financial analysis software: Delphi Technology; Oracle E-Business Suite Financials;

Geographic information system: Geographic information system GIS software; ESRI ArcGIS software;

Graphical user interface development software: Salesforce Visualforce;

Graphics or photo imaging software: SmugMug Flickr; Trimble SketchUp Pro; Adobe Systems Adobe Fireworks;

Human resources software: ADP Workforce Now; Ceridian Dayforce enterprise HCM; Human resource management software HRMS; Oracle Taleo;

Industrial control software: Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software;

Information retrieval or search software: LexisNexis;

Internet browser software: Web browser software;

Medical software: MEDITECH software; Medical condition coding software; Medical procedure coding software; Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS; Epic Systems;

Metadata management software: CA Erwin Data Modeler;

Network conferencing software: Slido interaction software;

Network monitoring software: Wireshark; Nagios;

Network security and virtual private network VPN equipment software: Virtual private networking VPN software;

Object or component oriented development software: jQuery; Scala; Swift; Perl; Python; R; Oracle Java; Microsoft ActiveX; Jupyter Notebook; Advanced business application programming ABAP; Apache Groovy; C#; C++;

Object oriented data base management software: Hibernate ORM; PostgreSQL;

Office suite software: Microsoft Office;

Operating system software: Job control language JCL; Microsoft Windows; Hewlett Packard HP-UX; KornShell; Linux; Apple macOS; Bash; Red Hat Enterprise Linux; Oracle Solaris; Shell script; UNIX; Ubuntu;

Portal server software: Apache HTTP Server;

Presentation software: Mentimeter; Google Slides; Microsoft PowerPoint;

Process mapping and design software: Microsoft Visio;

Program testing software: Hewlett Packard LoadRunner; JUnit; Selenium;

Project management software: Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management; Microsoft Team Foundation Server; Microsoft Teams; Microsoft Project; Confluence;

Requirements analysis and system architecture software: IBM Rational RequisitePro; Unified modeling language UML;

Sales and marketing software: Marketo Marketing Automation;

Spreadsheet software: Microsoft Excel;

Transaction security and virus protection software: McAfee; NortonLifeLock cybersecurity software;

Transaction server software: Customer information control system CICS;

Video conferencing software: Cisco Webex; LogMeIn GoToMeeting; Google Meet;

Video creation and editing software: Screencastify;

Web page creation and editing software: LinkedIn; Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver;

Web platform development software: AJAX; Apache Tomcat; Apache Struts; Cascading style sheets CSS; Backbone.js; Drupal; Dynamic hypertext markup language DHTML; Ext JS; Extensible hypertext markup language XHTML; Enterprise JavaBeans; Google AngularJS; Microsoft ASP.NET; Microsoft ASP.NET Core MVC; Hypertext markup language HTML; JavaScript; JavaScript Object Notation JSON; Microsoft Active Server Pages ASP; Node.js; Spring Framework; Oracle JavaServer Pages JSP; PHP; Ruby on Rails;

Word processing software: Microsoft Word; Microsoft OneNote; Google Docs; 3M Post-it App;

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Sources of Additional Information
  • For more information about the Certified Management Consultant designation, visit: Institute of Management Consultants USA
  • For more information about other certifications in management consulting, visit: Global Academy of Finance and Management
  • Management Analysts

  • Contact Texas Workforce Commission
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    Official Website  |  1-800-822-PLAN (7526)  |  512.936.3200

    ** The information in this report may be derived from many sources like O*NET, BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics), OOH (Occupational Outlook Handbook), and Career One Stop.