Info Systems

An Information Systems major takes courses in statistics, management science, production/operations management, and information systems. This unique mix of education combines quantitative methods and analytical approaches to solving problems in all area of business utilizing current technology.

Graduates with a concentration in information systems have been successful in entry-level jobs such as systems analysts, information systems application developers, software testing, and end-user support.

Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major. However, the following list contains a representative sample of current job titles of former Information Systems majors. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider.

Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job. Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor's degree.

RELATED CAREER TITLES

  • Actuary
  • Analyst/Programmer
  • Applications Programmer
  • Auditor
  • Communications Specialist
  • Computer Aided Software
  • Computer Security Analyst
  • Computer Systems Hardware Analyst
  • Consultant
  • CQI Production Manager
  • Data Communications Analyst
  • Data Security Analyst
  • Database Manager/Administrator
  • Distribution Manager
  • End-User Computing Manager
  • End-User Technician
  • Financial Planner
  • Information Systems Application Developer
  • Risk and Insurance Specialist
  • Statistician
  • Systems Integrator
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Underwriter
  • Information Systems Developer
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Internet Developer
  • Internet Marketing Analyst
  • Engineering Specialist
  • Inventory Manager
  • Investment Analyst
  • LAN Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Manager/Supervisor
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Materials Controller
  • Materials Manager
  • Medical Systems Designer
  • Microcomputer/Workstation Manager
  • Mortgage Researcher
  • Software Support Technician
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Programmer
  • Technology Consultant
  • Urban Planner
  • Network Administrator/Manager
  • On-Line Services Manager
  • Operating Systems Programmer
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Researcher
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • PC Support Specialist
  • Plant Manager
  • Product Development Manager
  • Product Forecaster/Estimator
  • Production Line Manager
  • Production Scheduler/Planner
  • Programmer - Engineering & Scientific
  • Purchasing Agent/Manager
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Records Management Analyst
  • Relocation Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Software Tester
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Technical Manager
  • Telecommunications Manager
  • Web Master

RELATED MAJOR SKILLS

  • Reading comprehension
  • Math & science skills
  • Different learning strategies
  • Research
  • Design systems
  • Oral & Written communication skills
  • Understanding of computer programs
  • Active listening skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Giving advice on business or research
  • Ability to prepare technical reports
  • Work independently and on a team
  • Active learner
  • Investigating data to solve problems

SALARIES

Salaries range greatly from one occupation, position, and work setting to another. According to the Summer 2008 NACE national salary survey for Bachelor's Degree Candidates in Management Science with a track in Information Systems, the average salary was $52,322.

RELATED WEB SITES JOB LISTINGS:

http://infotech.jobs-careers.com/ - Jobs and Careers Career Online Center is the Internet's best jobs and career board, which separates jobs and careers by industry specific specialization

MonsterTRAK http://www.monstertrak.com

America's Job Bank http://www.ajb.dni.us

CAREER PLANNING & INFORMATION:

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Operations Research Analysts http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos044.htm

ORGANIZATIONS and ASSOCIATIONS:

The Association for Information Systems http://www.aisnet.org/

Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply http://www.cips.org

Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences http://www.informs.org

Institute of Operations Management http://www.iomnet.org.uk

Institute for Supply Management http://www.ism.ws/

Association for Computing Machinery http://www.acm.org

Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals http://www.iccp.org

Computing Research Association http://cra.org