Computer and Information Systems Manager

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					Computer and Information
   Systems Manager
        Jana Harris
          7th hr.
• Wages of computer and information systems managers vary
  by specialty and level of responsibility.
• Median annual wages of these managers in May 2008 were
  $112,210. The middle 50 percent earned between $88,240
  and $141,890. Median annual wages in the industries
  employing the largest numbers of computer and information
  systems managers in May 2008 were as follows:

   –   Software publishers $126,840
   –   Computer systems design and related services $118,120
   –   Management of companies and enterprise $115,150
   –   Depository credit intermediation $113,380
   –   Insurance carriers $109,810
        Educational Requirements
• A bachelor's degree in a computer-related field usually is
  required for management positions, or a graduates degree.

• MBA Programs (recommended)

• A bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field takes 4 years
  to complete and includes courses in computer science,
  computer programming, computer engineering, mathematics,
  and statistics. Most also include general education courses
  such as English and communications.
      Entry Level                Opportunities for
       Positions                 Advancement
• Advertising and sales          • Computer and information
  managers                         systems managers may
                                   advance to progressively
• Computer network, systems,
                                   higher leadership positions in
  and database administrators
                                   an information technology
• Computer scientists              department.
• Computer software engineers
  and computer programmers
• Computer support specialists
• Computer systems analysts
• Engineering and natural
  sciences managers
• Financial managers
                     Nature of Work
• Planning, coordinating, and directing research on the computer-related
  activities of firms. In consultation with other managers, they help
  determine the goals of an organization and then implement technology
  to meet those goals. They oversee all technical aspect of an
  organization, such as software development, network security, and
  Internet operations.

• Computer and information systems managers direct the work of other
  IT professionals, such as computer software engineers and computer
  programmers, computer systems analysts, and computer support

• They plan and coordinate activities such as installing and upgrading
  hardware and software, programming and systems design.
               Working Conditions
• Evaluating the newest and most innovative technologies and
  determine how these can help their organizations.

• Developing technical standards, deploy technology, and supervise
  workers who deal with the daily information technology issues of
  the firm.
                   Job Outlook
• Employment of computer and information systems
  managers is expected to grow 17 percent over the 2008-
  18 decade, which is faster than the average for all
  occupations. New applications of technology in the
  workplace will continue to drive demand for workers,
  fueling the need for more managers. To remain
  competitive, firms will continue to install sophisticated
  computer networks and set up more complex intranets
  and websites. They will need to adopt the most efficient
  software and systems and troubleshoot problems when
  they occur. Computer and information systems
  managers will be needed to oversee these functions.
• I have a little knowledge as to   • Relocating to a place I don’t
  what I’m going to be doing in       necessarily care for.
  the area.
                                    • Living in a small town.
• It will be more of a hobby than
  a job because I’ve been doing     • Getting paid a little less than I
  things like this for years.         want/need.

• Make my own hours.
                     Personal Skills
• Comprehension

• Communication

• Team work skills

• Leadership

• Dependability
• MBA programs (2 years of study beyond the undergraduate degree)

• Courses on finance, marketing, accounting, and management, as
  well as database management, electronic business, and systems
  management and design.

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