SAS career information

Career information for people interested in becoming an analyst or SAS programmer

Find out more about planning your personal development and career advancement as a IT professional below and then check out our advice on the most appropriate training for your job preferences


There are a wide range of jobs that require you to have skill and experience with using SAS® software and analysis techniques and skills.

The purpose of this page is provide information on the types of industries and the types of jobs that have a requirement for skilled use of SAS® software.

This can be used as a guide to help you plan your personal development by linking the job type you select, to the most suitable SAS course(s) from the large range of SAS courses available.

SAS® software is used in a wide range of industries in the private and government sector in New Zealand and importantly in more than 55 countries around the world. A range of these industries is listed below:

Automotive Insurance
Banking Education
Capital Markets Life Sciences
Communications Manufacturing
Consumer Goods Media & market research
Defence & Security Electricity Oil & Gas
Finance & insurance Retail
Government Small & Midsize Business
Health Care Providers Sports
Health Insurance Telecommunication
Information Technology Travel & transportation
Education Utilities
Tourism and Hotels  

Careers in these industries will also require you to develop knowledge and understanding of the specifics of the industry work group you choose such as finance, transport, energy or health for example.

The following main categories have been used to group the job types.

  • Analyst
  • Programmer
  • Database
  • Research & statistics

There can be different levels of job seniority within each job type for example trainee analyst, senior analyst, lead analyst, analyst manager:

The following job titles tend not to be specific to an industry, and reflect the type of work that is carried out for example data analyst is common to nearly all the industries

 List of range of possible job titles  
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Pricing Database analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Senior Data Analyst
  • Customer Insights Data Analyst
  • Risk Analyst Banking
  • Risk Analyst Insurance
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Health
  • Senior data warehouse analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Modeling
  • Decision Support analyst
  • SAS programmer
  • Senior SAS programmer
  • Project Lead
  • Development manager
  • Platform Administrator
  • Software Architect
  • Data Warehouse analyst
Research & statistics
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Data Miner
  • Forecaster
  • Market Researcher
  • Operations Research (including strategy)
  • Data Scientist
  • Economic research analyst
  • Reporting analyst