Computer and information systems managers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of information systems and electronic data processing (EDP) departments and companies
B. Develop and implement policies and procedures for electronic data processing and computer systems operations and development
C. Meet with clients to discuss system requirements, specifications, costs and timelines
D. Assemble and manage teams of information systems personnel to design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems
E. Control the budget and expenditures of the department, company or project
F. Recruit and supervise computer analysts, engineers, programmers, technicians and other personnel and oversee their professional development and training.
1. Computer systems design and related services 34.0%
2. Information and cultural industries 12.0%
3. Public administration 9.0%
4. Wholesale trade 7.0%
5. Finance and insurance 6.0%
6. Computer and electronic product manufacturing 4.0%
7. Educational services 3.0%
1. You need a bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, business administration, commerce or engineering.
2. You also need several years' experience, including supervisory experience, in systems analysis, data administration, software engineering, network design or computer programming.
3. Many recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 3 in 10 have a graduate degree.
4. Computer Science
Hourly wages ($35.11) are above the national average ($18.07). These earnings are above the average for occupations in the natural and applied sciences sector. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.