Computer and Information Systems Manager at a Glance

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Best States for Computer and Information Systems Manager

in 2011
Annual Salary
Hourly Pay
Virginia 16,110 $143,380 $69
Massachusetts 15,890 $139,120 $67
District of Columbia 3,340 $135,280 $65

Becoming a Computer and Information Systems Manager

A bachelor's degree in computer or information science and some work experience is needed to qualify for careers in computer and information systems management. Relevant bachelor's degree programs have courses in computer programming, mathematics, and software development. Some programs, such as management information systems, feature business classes as well. It's not unusual for employers to require a master's degree, such as a Master of Business Administration, so they can have an understanding of the organization's business practices. Employers typically require more than five years of professional experience for jobs in computer and information systems management, according to the BLS. This experience can be acquired through work in lower-level positions within a company's IT department. However, you should be aware that your previous work experience needs to be related to the positions you're applying for. If a computer and information systems manager has experience in the healthcare industry then he or she may have a tough time transitioning to business or another field.
  • Business Process Management
  • Information Technology Project Management
  • Computer Forensics for Business
  • Computer Security Management
Some employers require the completion of certificate or continuing education programs . Large software companies, such as Microsoft or Cisco, offer certification programs that are designed to demonstrate proficiency in certain types of software. For example, Microsoft offers a Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certificate that covers Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows 7, and SQL Server 2012. These credentials demonstrate a certain level of expertise with these programs and may give a person a competitive advantage in the job market.