Information technology (I.T.) directors supervise and oversee computer-related operations within a given company, firm, or corporation. These professionals handle the installation of a company's computer setup, hardware, software, and network connections. I.T. directors also concern themselves with the system's security and any updates to safety or the network programs. They will sit in on budget meetings to determine the cost-effectiveness of new hardware improvements that may be necessary for overall efficiency.
The minimum education requirements for an I.T. director are a bachelor's degree in computer information systems, information technology, or computer science. A professional background in computing technology and some level of business acumen or managerial experience are usually required as well. Becoming an I.T. director also needs several years of experience in a non-senior computing position, such as programming, technical support, or project management.
I.T. directors' salaries fall within a large range, between approximately $68,000 and $170,000 per year. This figure can vary significantly depending upon academic qualification, having previous experience, and possession of the aforementioned skills.