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.

Education and Training

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.

Advancement Potential

Managers of computer systems may advance to the vice president level of the organization. As an organization's use of computers matures, there is a realization that information systems are an integral part of the organization and the VP of information systems is included in long range planning.

Other Computer-Related Positions

Although computers are used in almost any job in a construction company, there are numerous other positions that relate specifically to working with computer technology. Some of those positions are: computer operator, computer programmer, systems analyst, CAD operator, and hardware support technician. It is always most desirable to hire people for these positions with a background in the construction industry.

Ohio Wage Averages

Hourly: $63.27
Annual: $131,600

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [June 14, 2016] [http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes113021.htm]

 
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