In this last segment in our IT Jobs Series we will delve into the Information Systems cluster. In this group professionals compare business practices with technical skills. Hands-on skills and business expertise are needed in this field, as well as a high school, associates, four-year, or graduate degree.
In Information Technology Management, one can directly impact how successful a company will be, regardless of funds or size. Because each venture can be considered a project, time management, teamwork, and self-discipline are important qualities to have in a successful professional. Technical writing skills are also important, as those skills help convey your products to customers. The upper range of jobs in this major require a thorough and first-hand knowledge of business and the ability to converge both business and IT mindsets.
Responsibilities of professionals in IT management include IS administration, project coordination, technical governance, and leadership skills. These don’t only come from traditional education. Sample credentials to help gain these skills include:
- Project Management Institute Certification (PMI)
- IT Security Management Certification
- CIO Designation
Industries like insurance, healthcare, banking, and retail are all impacted by IT. Therefore, the job growth in Information Systems is projected to grow about 18% from 2010 to 2020.