Business Analyst pros/cons?

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D in Mount Prospect, Illinois

37 months ago

I currently am in a software development internship and have a traditional engineering background. I enjoyed doing development, but I miss the analytical aspect of my last job and mixed responsibilities. I was considering the Business Analyst route, since it seems the work responsibilities vary between technical and non-technical.

I was wondering if anyone can provide pros/cons of the position? I've heard the position can have long work hours, but how common is it? What's it like being a liason between technical and non-technical co-workers? Are there other options for someone with technical analytical skills (ie. not sure if Systems Analyst or Data Analyst positions would be more suitable for me)?

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