Computer & Information Systems Managers

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Information Systems Director (IS Director), Information Systems Manager (IS Manager), Information Technology Director (IT Director), Information Technology Manager (IT Manager)

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What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
On the job, you would:
  • Direct daily operations of department, analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines.
  • Meet with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.
  • Review project plans to plan and coordinate project activity.


Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development


  • customer service
  • management

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen


  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Cooperation
  • Analytical Thinking


You might use software like this on the job:

Web platform development software

  • Apache Tomcat Hot Technology
  • Spring Framework Hot Technology

Data base user interface and query software

  • Amazon Web Services AWS software Hot Technology In Demand
  • Blackboard software

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Microsoft Dynamics Hot Technology
  • SAP software Hot Technology


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
some college
usually needed

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