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Typically, a bachelor’s degree in computer or information science, plus related work experience, is required. Many computer and information systems managers also have a graduate degree.Education
Computer and information systems managers normally must have a bachelor’s degree in a computer- or information science–related field. Such a degree usually takes 4 years to complete and includes courses in computer programming, software development, and mathematics. Management information systems (MIS) programs usually include business classes as well as computer-related ones.
Many organizations require their computer and information systems managers to have a graduate degree as well. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is common and takes 2 years beyond the undergraduate level to complete. Many people pursuing an MBA take classes while working, an option that can increase the time required to complete that degree.Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Most jobs for computer and information systems managers require several years of experience in a related information technology (IT) job. Lower level management positions may require only a few years of experience. Directors are more likely to need 5 to 10 years of related work experience. A chief technology officer (CTO), who oversees the technology plan for a large organization, may need more than 15 years of experience in the IT field before being considered for a job.
The number of years of experience required varies with the organization. Generally, smaller or newer companies do not require as much experience as larger or more established ones.
Computer systems are used throughout the economy, and IT employees may gain experience in a variety of industries. However, an applicant’s work experience should be in the same industry they are applying to work in. For example, an IT security manager should have previously worked in information security. A hospital IT director should have experience in the healthcare field.Advancement
Most computer and information systems managers start out as lower level managers and advance to higher positions within the IT department. IT directors or project managers can advance to become CTOs. A CTO or other manager who is especially business minded can advance to become a chief information officer (CIO), the person in charge of all IT-related decisions in an organization. CIOs can advance to become top executives in an organization.Important Qualities
Analytical skills. IT managers must be able to 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 be able to explain their work to top executives and give clear instructions to their subordinates.
Decisionmaking skills. Some IT managers must make important decisions about how to allocate resources in order to reach their organizations’ goals.
Leadership skills. IT managers must be able to lead and motivate IT teams or departments so that workers are efficient and effective.
Organizational skills. Some IT managers must coordinate the work of several different IT departments to make the organization run efficiently.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Senior IT Director||Home Depot USA, Inc.||Atlanta, GA||Jun 08, 2015||$250,000|
|IT Director||Oracle America, Inc.||CA||Dec 07, 2016||$185,876 -
|IT Director||Oracle America, Inc.||CA||Mar 02, 2015||$177,716 -
|IT Director||Nordstrom, Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Dec 22, 2016||$175,000|
|IT Architecture Director||Avaya, Inc.||Coppell, TX||Aug 19, 2016||$175,000|
|Information Technology Director||The Patron Spirits Company||Las Vegas, NV||Aug 29, 2015||$175,000|
|IT Director||Dexter Systems Inc.||Reston, VA||Feb 25, 2016||$174,533|
|IT Director||CRC-Evans Pipeline International, Inc.||Houston, TX||Mar 05, 2015||$170,914|
|Information Technology Director||H. Betti Industries, Inc.||Carlstadt, NJ||Jan 09, 2016||$170,612|
|IT Director||Tech Mahindra (Americas), Inc.||Natick, MA||Sep 15, 2016||$170,000|
|IT Director||Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.||Tomball, TX||Jan 01, 2015||$170,000|
|IT Director||OCTO Telematics North America LLC||Newton, MA||Aug 15, 2015||$170,000|
|Information Technology Director||H. Betti Industries, Inc.||Carlstadt, NJ||Sep 01, 2015||$165,395|
|SR. Manager Information Technology-Director||Acxiom It Outsourcing, LP||Downers Grove, IL||Aug 24, 2015||$149,094 -
|IT Director||CWC Travel, Inc.||Issaquah, WA||Jan 10, 2016||$148,090|
|Associate IT Director-Business Analytics & Data Science||Mount Sinai Medical Center||New York, NY||Apr 09, 2015||$146,500|
|IT Director Americas||Pentair Valves & Controls Us LP||Houston, TX||Jan 27, 2016||$146,037 -
|IT Operating Unit Director||The Johns Hopkins University||Baltimore, MD||Jan 03, 2016||$145,933|
|IT Engagement Director||Webrunners, Inc.||Southfield, MI||Oct 19, 2015||$145,000|
|IT Marketing Director||Webgistix Corporation||Las Vegas, NV||Jul 13, 2015||$144,248|
|Information Technology Director||OLLO Wearables Inc.||San Francisco, CA||May 04, 2015||$141,916 -
|IT Director||Orion International Technology USA, Inc.||Placentia, CA||Aug 14, 2015||$128,648|
|IT Director||Tiburon Media Group, LLC||Tiburon, CA||Mar 16, 2015||$127,000|
|Information Technology Director||Magneti Marelli of Tennessee, LLC||Pulaski, TN||May 22, 2015||$125,000|
|IT Director||Dc Group, Inc.||Minneapolis, MN||Jan 19, 2015||$125,000|
|Information Technology Director||Veritas Group, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Sep 10, 2015||$125,000|
|Information Technology Director||Veritas Group, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Apr 01, 2015||$125,000|
|IT Director||Produban Servicios Informaticos Generales, S.L.||MA||Apr 11, 2015||$124,979|
|IT Director||Nissin International Transport U.S.A., Inc.||Torrance, CA||Feb 01, 2016||$122,429 -
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