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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|
|Vice President, Information Technology||Hp Enterprise Services, LLC||Plano, TX||Apr 03, 2015||$375,000|
|Senior Vice President, Information Technology||Imperial Pacific International CNMI||Jan 08, 2016||$350,000 -
|Vice President, Global Information Technologies and Services||Ball Corporation||Westminster, CO||Jul 24, 2016||$310,000|
|Vice President, Information Technology||Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, LLC||Bridgewater, NJ||Aug 24, 2016||$274,999|
|VP, Global IT Governance & Performance Measurement||Stryker Corporation||Kalamazoo, MI||Aug 25, 2016||$258,000|
|Vice President, IT Department||JGC America, Inc.||Houston, TX||Mar 22, 2016||$246,000|
|Vice President, IT Department||JGC America, Inc.||Houston, TX||Sep 30, 2015||$246,000|
|Vice President, Information Technology Department||JGC America, Inc.||Houston, TX||Mar 15, 2016||$246,000|
|Senior Vice President, Information Technology||Imperial Pacific International CNMI||Jan 08, 2016||$214,790 -
|Vice President of Information Technology (Consumer Group)||Cable and Wireless Holdings, Inc.||Coral Gables, FL||Jan 09, 2016||$210,000|
|Vice President, Information Technology||Roland Foods, LLC||New York, NY||Aug 10, 2015||$201,000|
|Vice President, Information Technology||Roland Foods, LLC||New York, NY||Oct 19, 2016||$201,000 -
|VP IT PMO||GBT Us LLC||Phoenix, AZ||Jan 08, 2016||$200,000|
|Vice President, Sourcing, IT, Design & Construction||Regus Management Group, LLC||Sunrise, FL||Jan 21, 2016||$148,387 -
|Vice President, Information Technology||Crunchtime Corp||Carlsbad, CA||Sep 20, 2015||$147,701|
|Assistant Vice President, IT Operations||Arch Insurance Group Inc.||Jersey City, NJ||Sep 02, 2015||$147,000|
|Assistant Vice President-IT Application Management||United Nations Federal Credit Union||Islandia, NY||Apr 23, 2015||$146,000|
|AVP, Idb-It, Production Support||Tradeweb Markets LLC||Jersey City, NJ||Apr 08, 2015||$145,000|
|Vice President, Information Technology Business Solution||Imperial Pacific International (CNMI), LLC||Jan 08, 2016||$143,936 -
|VP IT Development/Sr. Software Developer||Finance of America Reverse, LLC.||Edison, NJ||Dec 09, 2016||$140,000|
|AVP, IT, Application Support Engineer||Tradeweb Markets LLC||Jersey City, NJ||Aug 18, 2016||$140,000|
|Vice President, IT & Engineering||Robert Walters Associates California||San Francisco, CA||Oct 11, 2015||$118,331 -
|Vice President, IT & Engineering||Robert Walters Associates California||San Francisco, CA||Dec 23, 2015||$118,331 -
|Vice President, Information Technology||Morgan Stanley Services Group Inc.||New York, NY||Jul 21, 2016||$118,000|
|Vice President, Information Technology||Mintel Group Limited||Chicago, IL||Aug 24, 2015||$117,000|
|VP, IT, Quality Assurance Analyst||Tradeweb Markets LLC||Jersey City, NJ||Jul 07, 2016||$115,000|
|AVP, IT, Database Administrator||Tradeweb Markets LLC||Jersey City, NJ||Apr 21, 2015||$115,000|
|VP IT Development||Cit Bank, N.A.||Livingston, NJ||Oct 05, 2016||$115,000 -
|Assistant Vice President, IT Auditor||Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation||New York, NY||Sep 01, 2015||$115,000|
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