Information Technology Management Careers
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Information Management Technology Careers
A B.S. in Business Administration, Information Technology Management from Florida Tech provides a solid foundation to pursue exciting information technology management careers. If you see business as the relationship between human leaders and efficient high-tech systems, then information technology management careers are perfect for you.
Information technology management careers are varied, available in areas of commerce, industry, government and even non-profit organizations. Your role in information technology management is to plan, coordinate and direct computer-related activities such as analyzing networks, installing and upgrading computer hardware and software, setting and managing security policies, determining short and long-range IT goals and objectives as well as supervising a myriad of other information technology specialists.
Many companies now employ Chief Information Officers or Chief Technology Officers who are responsible for the overall technology strategy of the company. These positions demand individuals who are well versed in everything from data management to Internet threats to social media policies. Information technology management careers continue to grow due to the global sale of business 24x7x365.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides detailed information about hundreds of occupations, including, entry-level education, overall working environment and employment prospects. According to the bureau, employment among information systems managers is projected to grow 18 percent through 2020, as companies continue to add personnel to attend to cyber threats and the government's requirements regarding electronic medical records. Check the handbook on computer and information systems managers and similar jobs.
Information technology management careers include such jobs as:
- Chief Information Officer
- Chief Technology Officer
- Computer Systems Administrator
- Information Systems Manager
- Information Security Analyst
- Computer Network Architect
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Computer Programmer
- Computer and Information Research Scientist
- Web Developer
- Network Administrator
- Software Developer
- Database Administrator
Entry Level Salary Expectations
Entry-level information technology management careers (referred to as MIS) are reported by PayScale.com to be $51,600 with opportunity to grow to $88,600. Payscale.com is an online salary information company that helps people obtain accurate real-time information on job market compensation.
The site also reports entry-level salaries for individuals in information systems (referred to as IS) to be $50,900 with opportunity to grow to $86,700. Similar occupations also have attractive entry-level salaries including:
Computer Science: $58,400 - $100,000
Computer Engineering: $62,700 - $105,000
Computer Information Systems: $49,000 - $84,800
Information Technology: $48,900 - $81,700
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Companies such as Harris Corp., Northrop Grumman, Rockwell, NASA Kennedy Space Center and Clear Channel Outdoor recruit business graduates. Florida Tech graduates are especially competitive in the market for leadership careers because of the experience and education gained while earning their degree. In addition to the core curriculum each student has an opportunity to participate in a study abroad semester between the junior and senior years, and given the option of participating in an international business practicum the semester after graduation.