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Project Analyst

Find out how to become a project analyst in the project management sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Project Analyst is $97,100 - 141,400 annually

 

What does a Project Analyst do?

Project analysts are responsible for researching, collecting, and analysing data for the strategic decision-making process in new project developments. Employment for this role is expected to grow to 2022, from 113,300 workers in 2017 to 121,700 by 2022. 109,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

Read more about the project management industry.

What skills do you need to be a Project Analyst?

Project analysts are in charge of collecting the research and data required for developing new projects. They are innovative, strategic, and critical in their approach.

  • Excellent research skills collecting the information needed to push through with new business projects
  • Up-to-date with market trends, movement, and innovations
  • Top-notch communication skills for presenting new ideas and strategies that can could improve current planning processes
  • Excellent with managing finances and optimising the budget given
  • Highly organised; will need to manage project schedules, goals, and communications between workers involved
  • Excellent collaborative skills and ability maintain positive work relationships

How to become a Project Analyst 

If you're interested in becoming a Project Analyst, you'll ideally need to have an undergraduate degree in finance, business administration, or computer science.

However, having a qualification in project management can be useful since you'll need to have excellent communication and collaboration skills.

We recommend studying a BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management, as these can give you important transferable skills in the role. 
I applied some of the theory from the course in real work situations and was commended for my work in some of the projects I was involved in.
Student Q&A: Julio Hablutzel
, Business Faculty Student - Project Management
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Project analyst quick facts

Project analysts work in wide variety of industries, with many working full-time. Here are a few key facts on the role of a project analyst. Employment for project analysts will grow from 120,700 in 2020 to 131,400 by 2025.

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  • Average Hours Worked
    43 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
    *Source
  • Main Industries
    Public administration and safety; professional, scientific and technical services; and health care and social assistance
  • Job Growth 
    Employment is expected to grow from 120,700 in 2020 to 131,400 by 2025. 

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from au.talent.com and the Australian Government's labourmarketinsights.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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