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Computer Information Systems Management

In a technological world, Computer Information Systems, or CIMS, are so prominent in the modern world that it is among the top growing career fields for college graduates. CIMS allows majors to develop the knowledge and skills required to understand these systems and participate in their creation and maintenance. Careers in Information Systems exist in both large and small organizations, where the company relies on computer technology to keep the business effective and efficient. These companies range from entrepreneurships to established businesses, seeking a degree in Computer Information Systems. Businesses hire CIMS majors usually to focus on their company's need for technological support within the business organization.

Thomas Walton, chairman of IBM 1943- "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."

Career Fields associated with CIMS Majors:

  • Information Technology Director
  • Data Base Administrator
  • Data Base Programmer
  • Data Warehouse Director
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Programmer
  • Applications Programmer
  • Help Desk
  • PC Administration
  • PC Maintenance
  • PC Support
  • Computer Operator
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Telecommunications Technician
  • Security Manager
  • IT Trainer
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Technical Writer
  • Web/Internet Content Admin.
  • Web/Internet Technical Admin.
  • Web Designer/Programmer
  • Web Security Manager
  • E-Commerce Analyst/Programmer


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For more information on any of these career options, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.


Related Skills:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to hire and supervise staff
  • Ability to plan work tasks
  • Performs active listening and learning
  • Able to manage and direct people/programs
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Possess monitoring skills
  • Proficiency in reading comprehension
  • Ability to formulate program policies
  • Ability to sell products or services
  • Ability to research business problems
  • Ability to plan work tasks
  • Ability to plan & administer budgets
  • Able to prepare status reports
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to negotiate staff policies/ disputes
  • Ability to develop solutions

Personal attributes associated with CIMS:

  • Achievement
  • Skill
  • Continuous Intellectual Growth
  • Objectivity
  • Curiosity and enthusiasm for gadgetry
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Sensitivity to multiple perspectives
  • Perseverance
  • Patience
  • Thoroughness