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Computer and Information Systems Manager

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Bachelor's degree or higher +

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What They Do

Computer and Information Systems Managers Career Video

Plans, directs, or coordinates activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

This career is part of the Information Technology cluster Information Support and Services pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Directs daily operations of department, analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines.
  • Meets with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.
  • Reviews project plans to plan and coordinate project activity.
  • Assigns and reviews the work of systems analysts, programmers, and other computer-related workers.
  • Provides users with technical support for computer problems.
  • Develops computer information resources, providing for data security and control, strategic computing, and disaster recovery.
  • Recruits, hires, trains and supervises staff, or participates in staffing decisions.
  • Stays abreast of advances in technology.
  • Consults with users, management, vendors, and technicians to assess computing needs and system requirements.
  • Develops and interprets organizational goals, policies, and procedures.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Application Development Director
  • Computing Services Director
  • Data Processing Manager
  • Information Systems Director (IS Director)
  • Information Systems Manager (IS Manager)
  • Information Systems Supervisor (IS Supervisor)
  • Information Technology Director (IT Director)
  • Information Technology Manager (IT Manager)
  • MIS Director (Management Information Systems Director)
  • Technical Services Manager