Computer and Information Systems Managers

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Application Development Director
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Computer Operations Manager
  • Computer Programming Manager
  • Computer Security Manager
  • Computer Systems Information Director
  • Computing Services Director
  • Consulting Technical Director
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What They Do

  • Manage backup, security and user help systems.
  • 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.
  • Develop computer information resources, providing for data security and control, strategic computing, and disaster recovery.
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology.
  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise staff, or participate in staffing decisions.
  • Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to assess computing needs and system requirements.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: ECI.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Conventional and Investigative environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Working Conditions, but also value Support and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in Ohio was $133,870 with most people making between $77,680 and $201,930

Outlook

1.72%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 12,410 people in Ohio. It is projected that there will be 14,540 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 213 openings due to growth and about 147 replacement openings for approximately 360 total annual openings.

Work Keys

This occupation requires a Platinum certificate

Skill Level
Reading for Information6
Applied Mathematics6
Locating Information5