People from many functions of business are often trained in, or work largely with, information systems, even if their titles suggest otherwise. As an information systems graduate, you will likely be hired as a programmer, systems analyst, business analyst, database manager, information project manager, engineer or Web developer. With experience, you might become a consultant or open your own firm.
Employment opportunities in the field of information systems are keeping pace with the rapid evolution of computer technology. Some of our recent grads have been hired by major corporations, including Edward Jones, Southwestern Bell Telephone, Maritz, Deutsche Financial and Intuit.
In 2006, computer IT/analyst was ranked seventh by Money/CNN Best Jobs in America. Here are highlights from what they said: “$83,500 average pay; 36 percent 10-year growth; 67,300 annual job openings.”
Why It’s Great
Seems like the entire world is at the mercy of information technology, thanks to the rapid spread of computers and swell of the Internet. These jobs pay well, from desktop support technician to Webmaster to database work. Entry-level analysts make $60,000 and above. Senior database specialists and IT managers command six-figure salaries and decent bonuses. A bachelor’s degree is enough to get started.