Career Outlook for Computer Information Systems

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2018. Job opportunities will be best for applicants with computer-related work experience, coupled with an information systems degree.

CIS managers must possess strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills because they are required to interact not only with their staff, but also with other people inside and outside their organizations. Furthermore, the expansion of electronic commerce has elevated the importance of business insight. With the explosive growth of electronic commerce and wireless Internet, the role of CIS managers will continue to evolve.

Earnings for computer and information systems managers vary by specialty and level of responsibility. For more information, see the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook.