|Quick Facts: Computer and Information Systems Managers|
|2010 Median Pay||
$115,780 per year
$55.67 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||More than 5 years|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||307,900|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||18% (About as fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||55,800|
Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology managers (IT managers or IT project managers), plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing the appropriate computer systems to meet those goals.
Most large companies have computer and information systems managers. The largest concentration of IT managers works for computer systems design and related services firms. Most IT managers work full time.
A bachelor’s degree in computer or information science plus related work experience is typically required. Many computer and information systems managers also have a graduate degree.
The median annual wage of computer and information systems managers was $115,780 in May 2010.
Employment for computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 18 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth will be driven by organizations upgrading their IT systems and switching to newer, faster, and more mobile networks.
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