Job Title

Computer and Information Systems Managers

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  • Median Salary: $53.58 / Hour
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Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
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Job Description

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Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.


WHAT SKILLS & TRAINING ARE NEEDED?

FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS:

  • Analytical skills: IT managers must analyze problems and consider and select the best ways to solve them.
  • Business skills: IT managers must develop and implement strategic plans to reach the goals of their organizations.
  • Communication skills: IT managers must explain their work to top executives and give clear instructions to their subordinates.
  • Decision making skills: Some IT managers must make important decisions about how to allocate resources in order to reach their organizations’ goals.

TRAINING:

Typically, candidates need a bachelor’s degree in computer or information science and related work experience. Many computer and information systems managers also have a graduate degree.

HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS A GOOD FIT FOR ME?

  • You have a background in computer science and an interest in technology and computers.
  • You are very dependable, reliable, timely, responsible, and fulfill obligations.
  • You are very organized and can effectively communicate information to subordinates, peers, and superiors – especially people who might not be as technologically savvy.

WHERE CAN I PURSUE ALIGNED TRAINING?