|Quick Facts: Computer and Information Systems Managers|
|2015 Median Pay||
$131,600 per year
$63.27 per hour
|Typical Entry-Level Education||Bachelor's degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||5 years or more|
|Number of Jobs, 2014||348,500|
|Job Outlook, 2014-24||15% (Much faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2014-24||53,700|
Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.
Most computer and information systems managers work full time. In 2014, about 2 in 5 worked more than 40 hours per week.
Typically, candidates need a bachelor’s degree in computer or information science and related work experience. Many computer and information systems managers also have a graduate degree.
The median annual wage for computer and information systems managers was $131,600 in May 2015.
Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for computer and information systems managers will grow as firms increasingly expand their business to digital platforms.
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