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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 a project analyst is $70,000 - 100,000 per annum

Overview

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.

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Key skills

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

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.

Outlook
  • Average Hours Worked
    37.4 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
    *Source
  • Main Industries
    Public administration and safety; professional, scientific and technical services; and health care and social assistance
  • Average qualification level
    16% Advanced Diploma/Diploma

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.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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