CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS MAJORS

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS MAJORS

SKILLS & ABILITIES OF THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS MAJOR

Knowledge  

 Customer   and   Personal   Service    Computers   and   Electronics    Administra on   and   Management    Computers   and   Electronics    Produc ons   and   Processing     Personnel   and   Human Telecommunica ons     Resources    Economics   and   Accoun ng    

Skills  

 Ac ve   Listening     Cri cal   Thinking    Reading   Comprehension    Service   Complex   Problem   Solving    Solid   Verbal   Communica on   Skills    Social   Percep veness    Sound   Judgment   and   Decision ‐ Making     

*Par ally taken from O*NET OnLIne

Abili es  

 Sounds   Wri ng   and   Speaking   Abili es    Deduc ve   Reasoning–   Apply   general   rules   to   spe ‐  ci fi c   problems   Induc ve   Reasoning–   U lize   details   to   form   gen ‐    eral   rules   Informa on   Ordering   (Organiza on)   Problem   Sensi vity   Close    A en on   to   Detail    

Work   Styles  

 Dependability    Integrity    Flexibility    Coopera on    Analy cal   Thinking    Stress   Tolerance    Leadership    Independence      

Informa on   Systems   Occupa ons  

 Info   Technology   (IT)   Manager    IT   Director    IS   Director    Data   Processing   Manager    Management   IS   Director    IS   Manager    IS   Supervisor    Compu ng   Service   Director    Director   of   Applica on   Development    Technical   Services   Manager  

*Par ally taken from O*NET OnLIne

   

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Related   Occupa ons  

 Medical   Service   Manager    Health   Service   Manager    Computer   Programmers    Computer   Support   Specialists    Opera ons   Research   Specialist    Opera ons   Research   Analyst    Computer   Science   Teacher   (College)    Mathema cal   Science   Teacher   (College)    Librarian  

*Provided by the Occupa onal Outlook Handbook

     Computer   (Design)   Company   Corpora ons   (Management)   Insurance   Carriers   Colleges   and   Universi es   So ware   Publishers      

TYPES OF EMPLOYERS

Computer   System   Designers   Data   Processing   and   Host   Com ‐ panies   Financial   Investment   Firms   Security   &   Commodi es           Exchanges   &   Contracts    Petroleum   Manufacturing    Coal   Manufacturing   

*Bureau of Labor Sta s cs 2010 ‐ 11

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INFORMATION SYSTEMS RELATED TASKS

Review   project   plans   to   plan   and   coordinate   project   ac vity.

  Manage   backup,   security   and   user   help   systems.

  Develop   and   interpret   organiza onal   goals,   policies,   and   procedures.

  Develop   computer   informa on   resources,   providing   for   data   security   and   control,   strategic   compu ng,   and   disaster   recovery.

  Consult   with   users,   management,   vendors,   and   technicians   to   assess   compu ng   needs   and   system   re ‐ quirements.

  Stay   updated   about    advances   in   technology.

  Meet   with   department   heads,   managers,   supervisors,   vendors,   and   others,   to   solicit   coopera on   and   re ‐ solve   problems.

  Provide   users   with   technical   support   for   computer   problems.

  Recruit,   hire,   train   and   supervise   sta ff ,   or   par cipate   in   sta ffi ng   decisions.

  Evaluate   data   processing   proposals   to   assess   project   feasibility   and   requirements.

 

*Provided by O*NET OnLIne

EARNINGS FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALISTS

          The   median   annual   wage   of   informa on   systems   managers   was   $115,780   in   May   2010.

  The   middle   50   per ‐ cent   earned   between   $90,850   and   $115,780.

  The   lowest   10   percent   earned   less   than   $71,420,   and   the   high ‐ est   10   percent   earned   more   than   $146,080.

  Median   annual   wages   in   the   industries   employing   the   largest   numbers   of   informa on   system   specialist   in   2010   were:           Computer   system   design ‐  $133,450    Management   of   companies   and   enterprise ‐  $125,860   Insurance   carriers ‐  $119,220   College   and   universi es ‐  $100,   710   So ware   publisher ‐  $139,090  

*Provided by the Bureau of Labor Sta s cs (2010 ‐ 11)

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESOURCES

Associa on   of   Informa on   Technology   Professional,   www.aitp.org

  Associa on   for   Informa on   Systems   (AIS),   www.aisnet.org

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RELATED BOOKS IN THE CAREER RESOURCE LIBRARY (CLC 530)

Careers in High Tech Informa on Technology Jobs in America Resumes for Computer Careers Resumes for Scien fi c and Technical Careers

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