Computer Information Systems Managers

"Computer and information systems managers figure out their company's computer needs and plan how to meet them. They also direct the work of staff in their departments." -CIS

From my point of view, CISMs do work by assessing the needs of their given company and coming up with various ideas and plans to buy the needed supplies. If you like both of these descriptions, you should definitely look further into this job!

As a computer and information systems manager you would:

  • Talk with managers to find out their computing needs.
  • Figure out what systems will be best for the company.
  • Review project plans to make sure they will work.
  • Create systems that keep data safe and secure.
  • Manage systems such as backup and user help.
  • Direct the daily work of the department and manage the staff.
  • Meet with managers to talk about and solve problems.
  • Buy hardware and software when needed.
  • Write and review reports.
  • Keep up to date on advances in computing.

Education level required for career:

To work as a computer and information systems manager, you typically need to:

  • have a high school diploma or GED;
  • have at least a bachelor's degree; and
  • have more than five years of work experience in information technology (IT).

Future outlook for career:

Since this is a technological job, the overall chance of you getting in with the needed education is extremely high. If anyone has this job, they most likely would want to live in San Francisco, California, where the headquarters of several technology companies reside. In 2012, 332,700 people were accepted into this field of work, which is EXTREMELY high.

Salary range for career:

Nationwide, the salary range for a Computer Information Systems Manager is $96,850 to $156,560 annually. The pay is very good and is greatly above minimum wage, cashing in $46.56-$75.27 every hour!


Information Manager at work.

Comment Stream

3 years ago

I'll either do this job or find some impossible way to work for the Central Security Service (CSS). What do you think?