Computer and Information Systems Managers

General Information

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit76.90%
  2. Private, not for profit8.66%
  3. State and local government8.24%
  4. Federal government3.69%
  5. Self-employed2.34%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 42,400 openings for computer and information systems managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$151,150

Military salary*

$108,369

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State-by-state Salary

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$184,280
$73,470
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 47%
  • Some college 25%
  • Master's degree 14%
  • Post-secondary certificate 5%
  • Associate's degree 2%
  • Post baccalaureate 2%
  • High school 1%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel and Human Resources

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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