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What Can You Do With A Degree In Management Information Systems (MIS)?

With a degree in business administration, you will gain a well-rounded education that will prepare you for experiences in the real world.  Because this degree covers so many subjects, and is so extensive, you will be able to work in many industries.

Below is a breakdown of nine interesting careers in management information systems, employers and industries that hire MIS professionals and resources for further career information. Some careers may require addition skills or further education.  For more information on qualifications, jobs and career specifics consult the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 

9 INTERESTING CAREERS IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS):

 

 COMPUTER NETWORK ARCHITECT

MEDIAN PAY: $101,210/YR
JOB OUTLOOK: Growing at 9% (faster than average)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers. (1)

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYST

MEDIAN PAY: $87,220/YR
JOB OUTLOOK: Growing at 21%  (much faster than average)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and design information systems solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.(2)

NETWORK & SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATORS

MEDIAN PAY: $79,700/YR
JOB OUTLOOK: Growing at 8% (As fast as average) 
JOB DESCRIPTION: Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks.(3)
 
 

 

INFORMATION SECURITY ANALYST

MEDIAN PAY: $92,600/YR
JOB OUTLOOK: Growing at 18% (much faster than average)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyber attacks increases. (4)
 

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

MEDIAN PAY: $102,280/YR
JOB OUTLOOK: Growing at 17% (much faster than average)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks. (5)
 

WEB DEVELOPER

MEDIAN PAY: $66,130/YR
JOB OUTLOOK: Growing at 27% (much faster than average)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site. (6)

 

COMPUTER & INFORMATION SYSTEMS MGR

MEDIAN PAY: $135,800/YR
JOB OUTLOOK: Growing at 15% (much faster than average)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.(7)

DATABASE ADMINISTRATORS

 
MEDIAN PAY: $103,950/YR
JOB OUTLOOK: Growing at 11% (faster than average)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and are secure from unauthorized access. (8)
 

COMPUTER & INFO RESEARCH SCIENTISTS

 
MEDIAN PAY: $111,840/YR
JOB OUTLOOK: Growing at 11% (faster than average) 
JOB DESCRIPTION: Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields. (9)
 

INDUSTRIES THAT HIRE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS) MAJORS:

  • Contract Information System Companies, Software Development Companies, etc.
  • Distribution Centers
  • Educational Institutions
  • Health Care Industry
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Private, Public & Government Agencies
  • Sales Organizations, Department Stores and Other Retailers
  • Service Firms and Hospitality Organizations
  • Trade/labor organizations

 

HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS) MAJORS:

  • O-NET ONLINE (MIS)
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Handbook
    • (1) https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-network-architects.htm
    • (2) https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-systems-analysts.htm
    • (3) https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/network-and-computer-systems-administrators.htm
    • (4) https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm
    • (5) https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm
    • (6) https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/web-developers.htm
    • (7) https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm
    • (8) https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/database-administrators.htm
    • (9) https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-and-information-research-scientists.htm