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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 Technical Professional Manager, Technology||Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.||Houston, TX||Sep 10, 2015||$191,852|
|Senior Design Technology Manager (Multiple Positions)||General Electric Company||San Ramon, CA||Sep 11, 2016||$187,000|
|Senior Technical Staff Member Manager||IBM Corporation||San Jose, CA||Sep 15, 2016||$185,597 -
|Senior Information Technology Manager||Greenbay Infotech LLC||Redmond, WA||Jul 16, 2015||$176,446|
|SR. Information Technology Manager||Greenbay Infotech LLC||Redmond, WA||Jul 16, 2015||$176,446|
|Senior IT Business Relationship Manager||Abbott Laboratories||Alameda, CA||Oct 06, 2016||$171,290|
|SR. IT Practice Manager||Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Inc.||Cambridge, MA||Apr 29, 2015||$167,939|
|Senior Lab IT Manager||Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Nov 01, 2016||$165,000|
|Senior Technical Manager||The Gap, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Jul 13, 2015||$164,403 -
|Senior Technical Manager (Software Analyst)||Align Technology, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Nov 14, 2016||$164,400 -
|Senior Technical Manager, SMP||International Federation of Accountants||New York, NY||Sep 15, 2016||$163,000|
|Senior Technical Manager||Nutanix, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Dec 14, 2016||$160,000 -
|Senior Technical Manager||Nutanix, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Nov 20, 2016||$160,000 -
|SR. Technical Manager, Iaasb||International Federation of Accountants||New York, NY||Dec 21, 2015||$160,000|
|SR. IT Manager||Life Technologies Corporation||Pleasanton, CA||Dec 16, 2016||$129,501 -
|Senior Technical Manager||Mindtree Limited||Warren, NJ||Oct 24, 2016||$129,334|
|Senior Technical Manager||Mindtree Limited||Warren, NJ||Aug 18, 2016||$129,334|
|Manager Technology Senior||Wellpoint, Inc.||Mason, OH||Oct 11, 2015||$128,794|
|Senior Technology Manager||Gilead Sciences, Inc.||Foster City, CA||Sep 19, 2016||$127,150 -
|Senior Technical Platform Manager||Acxiom Corporation||San Francisco, CA||Dec 12, 2016||$127,150 -
|Senior Technical Manager||TK Holdings Inc.||Auburn Hills, MI||Aug 12, 2015||$126,321|
|Senior IT Manager||Sunpower Corporation||Austin, TX||Sep 24, 2015||$126,000|
|VP; Senior Tech Manager-Applications Programming||Bank of America||Irvine, CA||Mar 05, 2015||$115,274|
|Senior Technical Manager||Graphene Inc.||Milpitas, CA||Apr 06, 2016||$115,200|
|Senior Technical Partner Manager, Developer Services||Appdirect, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Nov 04, 2016||$115,000|
|Senior IT Solution Manager-Corporate or Other||Microsoft Corporation||Redmond, WA||Jan 13, 2015||$115,000 -
|Senior Technical Manager-US||Infosys Limited||New York, NY||Dec 26, 2015||$114,483|
|Senior Technical Manager-US||Infosys Limited||Phoenix, AZ||Aug 15, 2016||$114,483|
|Senior Technical Manager-US||Infosys Limited||New York, NY||Jan 10, 2016||$114,483|
|Senior Technical Manager-US||Infosys Limited||New York, NY||Dec 14, 2015||$114,483|
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