The employment growth rate for computer and information systems manager is expected to grow at a much faster rate than the average of all occupations. With an evolvement and advancement in technologies, companies have a great demand for managers who play a pivotal role in the future success of business organizations and maintaining the security and the internet support. To stay ahead of others, companies are implementing new technologies and network. Organizations face the risk of potential attacks more than ever. Therefore, there is requirement for strong network security. This demand for smooth function of network creates more and more employment opportunities for computer information systems managers.
Job Description/ Responsibilities
Functioning as computer and information systems managers, these professionals will hold the responsibility of performing tasks as follows –
Supervising the programming and support departments
Planning and development of various computer activities
Consulting with executive managers for planning
Overseeing the network security areas in the organization
Keeping abreast of the latest technology updates and informing the concerned department
Providing suggestions regarding software and hardware development
Working in close contact with technology specialists, consultants and sales representatives
Though candidates can kick start their management career with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a master’s degree (emphasizing technology and business administration) is what employers always look for and prefer while hiring computer and information system managers. Prior real world experience in fields like information technology and systems analysis will enhance the chances of getting management jobs in computer information systems.
Salary of Information Technology Managers
Upper level management positions fetch an annual salary ranging between $82,000 and $151,000. For entry level positions, the annual salary offered is around $55,000. Salaries of managers also vary depending on the skill sets, years of experience and the specialty area they join.