Choose your pathway: Computer and Information Systems Manager
When it comes to the business world, an MBA is more than a credential. It is a gateway to advanced roles, decision-making opportunities, and increased earning potential. A specialized MBA, like the online MBA with a Digital Innovation and Information Systems concentration (DIIS), can do even more.
What kinds of careers can an MBA with a DIIS concentration prepare you for? One option is a computer and information systems (CIS) manager.
What do computer and information systems managers do?
Computer and information systems managers are charged with addressing an organization’s computer-related issues and leading IT and information systems teams. They help plan and analyze their organization’s computer-related needs, including upgrades, network systems, and IT staffing. While most computer and information systems managers work within computer system design organizations, many work in the financial, manufacturing, and information sectors (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
What is the career outlook for computer and information systems managers?
Professionals working within the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields are more in demand now than ever before. In fact, between May 2009 and May 2015, STEM careers grew by 10.5% (BLS). Today Economic Modeling Specialists International, or Emsi, projects a growth rate of 17% for STEM jobs between 2014 and 2024, which is more than double the projected growth rate for the average occupation.
It’s clear that the STEM field is growing, which means the availability of computer occupations is too. The BLS projects that 73% of all job growth in STEM fields between 2014 and 2024 will be in computer-related occupations. That’s great news for the computer and information systems manager career path, which already is projected to grow 15% from 2014 to 2024 (BLS).
What can you earn as a CIS manager?
Due to the growing demand for computer-savvy professionals, computer and information systems managers can expect to be well-compensated for their skills and experience. In 2016, the average professional in this role earned $135,800, while the highest 10% earned more than $208,000 per year (BLS).
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