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Computer and Information Systems Managers In Demand

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Description

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

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit75.69%
  2. Private, not for profit9.90%
  3. State and local government9.27%
  4. Federal government2.55%
  5. Self-employed2.51%

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

Industry areas

  • Business Management & Administration

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+15%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$164,070

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$206,550
$78,690
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Education & Interests

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%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.
  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.

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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

Knowledge

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

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