Computer & Information Systems Managers

Also called: Information Systems Director (IS Director), Information Systems Manager (IS Manager), Information Technology Director (IT Director), Information Technology Manager (IT Manager),



What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
On the job, you would:
  • Direct daily operations of department, analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines.
  • Meet with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.
  • Review project plans to plan and coordinate project activity.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Cooperation
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Web platform development software
  • JavaScript
  • PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • SAP
Development environment software
  • Common business oriented language COBOL
  • Microsoft Visual Basic

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • some college
usually needed

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$146,360
$87,480
$0

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What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

On the job, you would:
  • Direct daily operations of department, analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines.
  • Meet with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.
  • Review project plans to plan and coordinate project activity.

KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Cooperation
  • Analytical Thinking

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Web platform development software
  • JavaScript
  • PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • SAP
Development environment software
  • Common business oriented language COBOL
  • Microsoft Visual Basic

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • some college
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$146,360
$87,480
$0

EXPLORE MORE