The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics identifies computer and information systems managers as a fast-growing area of employment: it estimates growth of 18% between 2010 and 20201, as businesses and other organizations continue to require sophisticated networks, websites, online collaboration tools, and enterprise software systems. Security continues to be a pressing issue for many organizations as well.
Technical skills are vital, although employers also look for candidates with leadership talent and communications skills. Graduates of the online Master of Science in Computer and Information Science from NDNU will be able to demonstrate a broad range of proficiencies that organizations look for in highly-skilled managers and technical leaders in this field.
Careers in computer science can offer generous compensation. Median annual wages for computer and information systems managers in May 2011 were $125,660, with median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of employees in this field as follows:
|Computer systems design and related services||$134,660|
|Management of companies and enterprises||$129,000|
|Colleges, universities, and professional schools||$103,460|
Other industries offering good job prospects include data processing and hosting companies; management, scientific, and technical consulting services; and health care. With so many opportunities in different fields, the online MS in Computer and Information Science from NDNU offers you flexibility now and throughout your career.
To learn more about your computer science career outlook with a Master of Science in Computer and Information Science from Notre Dame de Namur University, call 855-275-1088 to speak with an admissions advisor or you can request more information.
1All statistics on this page from Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2012, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm