Careers and Employment

Computer and information systems managers direct the work of computer-related workers.  Computer and information systems managers figure out their company's computer and information need.  They evaluate projects, assign workers to them, and direct the progress. They also estimate the costs and budget for projects.*

Computer information systems managers are expected to grow faster than average employment growth is and job prospects should be excellent.  Wages of computer and information systems managers vary by specialty and level of responsibility. Median annual wages of these managers in May 2008 were $112,210. The middle 50 percent earned between $88,240 and $141,890.  Earnings will vary by industry and location.  Most managers will have a bachelor’s degree. 

*Information obtained from the Illinois Career Information System