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Computer and Information Systems Managers

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Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

    Work Activities
    • Manage backup, security and user help systems.
    • Direct daily operations of department, analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines.
    • Meet with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.
    • Review project plans to plan and coordinate project activity.
    • Assign and review the work of systems analysts, programmers, and other computer-related workers.
    • Provide users with technical support for computer problems.
    • Develop computer information resources, providing for data security and control, strategic computing, and disaster recovery.
    • Stay abreast of advances in technology.
    • Recruit, hire, train and supervise staff, or participate in staffing decisions.
    • Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to assess computing needs and system requirements.
    • Develop and interpret organizational goals, policies, and procedures.
    • Evaluate the organization's technology use and needs and recommend improvements, such as hardware and software upgrades.
    • Review and approve all systems charts and programs prior to their implementation.
    • Prepare and review operational reports or project progress reports.
    • Evaluate data processing proposals to assess project feasibility and requirements.
    • Control operational budget and expenditures.
    • Purchase necessary equipment.
    Skills
    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    6
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge
    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $128,230/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $61.65/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 13,510
    • Yearly Projected Openings 1,060
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Initiative
    • Cooperation
    • Analytical Thinking
    Tools
    • Screwdrivers
    • Punches or nail sets or drifts
    • Network analyzers
    • Computer tool kits
    • Computer servers
    Technology
    • Web platform development software
    • Object or component oriented development software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Development environment software
    • Data base management system software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.