Computer & Information Systems Manager

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

Job Outlook through 2028

Employment Current: 13,760
Employment Projected: 15,020
Percentage Change: 9.2%

Education/Training

Bachelor's degree

Sample Job Titles

  • 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

Duties

  • 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.
  • Assign and review the work of systems analysts, programmers, and other computer-related workers.
  • Provide users with technical support for computer problems

 

 

Skills

  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Average Wages in PA

Entry Level: $89,570
Average: $137,910
Experienced: $205,500