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11-3021.00 - Computer and Information Systems Managers

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

Sample of reported job titles: Computing Services Director, Data Processing Manager, Director of Application Development, Information Systems Director (IS Director), Information Systems Manager (IS Manager), Information Systems Supervisor (IS Supervisor), Information Technology Director (IT Director), Information Technology Manager (IT Manager), MIS Director (Management Information Systems Director), Technical Services Manager

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Related Occupations  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings  |  Additional Information

Tasks

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

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Access servers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Computer servers — File servers; Mid-range computers; Netware servers; Web servers (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Computer tool kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Floppy drives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hard disk drives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • High end computer servers — Workstations See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Inkjet printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Integrated services digital network ISDN access devices — Robot automation tool See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mainframe computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Network analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Network interface cards — Network interface cards NIC See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Network routers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Network switches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Peripheral controller cards — Industry standard architecture/peripheral component interconnect ISA/PCI cards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photocopiers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Print servers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts — Punchdown tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Teleconference equipment — Teleconferencing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Access software — Citrix software; Mac HelpMate See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Accounting software — Billing software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Administration software — SolarWinds software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Application server software — BEA WebLogic Server; Microsoft Windows Server; Progress OpenEdge Application Server See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Backup or archival software — Backup and archival software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Calendar and scheduling software — Microsoft Entourage See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Charting software — Microsoft Office Visio See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Compliance software — Pilgrim Software Pilgrim SmartSolve software; SOX COBIT See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Customer relationship management CRM software — Microsoft Business Contact Manager; Microsoft Dynamics CRM; Oracle Siebel Server Sync; Performance Solutions Technology ManagePro (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base management system software — AlphaFour software; Microsoft SQL Server; Oracle software; Progress OpenEdge Fathom Replication software (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base reporting software — SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Langlais Computer Consultants CalMan; Microsoft Access; Oracle DBMS; Structured query language SQL (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Desktop publishing software — Adobe Systems Adobe Distiller See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Development environment software — C; K2 Business Process Automation; Microsoft Visual Basic; Progress OpenEdge ABL (see all 10 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Linux-based email software; Microsoft Outlook; Pegasus software; QUALCOMM Eudora See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise application integration software — Extensible markup language XML; Progress Sonic ESB See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Infor ERP Baan; Microsoft Dynamics AX; Microsoft Dynamics NAV; Oracle JD Edwards OneWorld (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Filesystem software — Ftp program software; Samba; Symantec Veritas File System; Symantec Veritas Volume Manager See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Financial analysis software — Financial planning software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphical user interface development software — Tk software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Graphics editor software; Graphics software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Helpdesk or call center software — Help desk software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Microsoft Internet Explorer *; Netscape Navigator; Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • LAN software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Music or sound editing software — Apple GarageBand See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Network conferencing software — Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MOSS See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Network connectivity terminal emulation software — Telnet programs software; Zephyr EXTRA! Terminal Emulation See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Network monitoring software — Dartware InterMapper; Performance monitoring tools See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Network operation system software — Microsoft Windows NT; Novell network software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Network security and virtual private network VPN equipment software — Firewall software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Object or component oriented development software — Borland Paradox; C++; Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services SSRS; Practical extraction and reporting language Perl (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Object oriented data base management software — Microsoft Visual FoxPro See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Corel Office Suite; Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Operating system software — Apple Macintosh OS/X; Microsoft Windows; Shell script; UNIX (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Platform interconnectivity software — IBM iSeries Access See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Portal server software — iPlanet Web Server software; Plumtree software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Apple iWork Keynote; Microsoft PowerPoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Microsoft Project; Oracle Primavera Systems software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Apple iWork Numbers; Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Video creation and editing software — Apple iMovie See more occupations related to this technology.
  • WAN switching software and firmware — Cisco Systems WAN Manager See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web page creation and editing software — Microsoft Front Page; Web authoring software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web platform development software — Hypertext markup language HTML; JavaScript; Progress WebSpeed Workshop; Ruby on Rails * (see all 10 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Wireless software — Mobile wireless network infrastructure software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Apple iWork Pages; Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

* Software developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.

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Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise customers on technical or procedural issues. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Confer with organizational members to accomplish work activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop organizational goals or objectives. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop organizational policies or programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Conduct employee training programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate employee performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in area of expertise. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage operations, research, or logistics projects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage organizational or project budgets. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Hire personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare operational progress or status reports. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Recruit personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Recommend organizational process or policy changes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze data to determine project feasibility. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop computer or information systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolve employee or contractor problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Determine resource needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinate operational activities with external stakeholders. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Electronic Mail — 99% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 99% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 89% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 68% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 55% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 52% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 51% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 45% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 54% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 57% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 44% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 55% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 39% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 50% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 40% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 37% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 30% responded “Very serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 39% responded “Moderately competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 46% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 44% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 44% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 37% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Related Experience A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Job Zone Examples Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, database administrators, teachers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.
SVP Range (7.0 to < 8.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
Not available Bachelor's degree
Not available Master's degree
Not available Some college, no degree

This occupation may require a background in the following science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational disciplines:

Computer Science — Computer and Information Sciences, General; Computer Science; Information Science/Studies; Management Information Systems, General

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: ECI

  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $61.37 hourly, $127,640 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 333,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Faster than average (15% to 21%) Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 97,100
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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