In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Supervising and directing all computer-related activities for an organization.
- Helping decide upon the organization’s IT goals and working to ensure those goals are met.
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Typically requires a bachelor’s degree, although some employers prefer to hire candidates with a master’s in business administration (MBA). Obtaining a master’s degree can make you eligible for careers with greater responsibility and higher salaries in this career pathway, if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of a master’s degree.
Certification is not required, but could make employers more likely to hire you or offer you a higher salary.
You may be eligible for the following certifications:
Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute
Licensure is not required to work as a Computer and Information Systems Manager or IT Manager.