Computer Information Systems Careers
In today's marketplace, who doesn't rely on computers?
Computers are vital to the success of all businesses and organizations. With a degree or certificate in computer information systems, you will be prepared for rewarding careers in information technology, one of today's dynamic and diverse career fields in the continually growing computer industry.
The curriculum in our computer information systems degree program blends theoretical concepts with practical lab work, providing you with skills well-grounded in design and analysis as well as practical application and implementation.
Specialize in one of four areas of concentration.
At SLU, we realize that a computer information systems program must have options if it's going to serve your needs. Whether you require an emphasis in programming, meeting your organization's tactical and strategic goals, or answering complex questions and business intelligence issues, our four areas of concentration will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed. In each of the areas of concentration, the following job opportunities are expected to exist for our graduates:
Information Security and Assurance: This area of concentration will help our graduates pursue careers in such roles as: information security analyst, web developer, computer network architect, information assurance engineer, etc. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs meeting these descriptions are projected to grow by about 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
Data Analytics: Graduates with skills in this field can expect employment as market research analysts, data analysts, business intelligence, and other similar job roles. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects these jobs to expect a higher-than-average growth of about 25%.
Web Technologies: Graduates with this area of concentration can expect employment in such roles as information security analysts, web developers and data architects. These jobs are projected to grow 23 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
Healthcare Information Systems: Graduates with this area of concentration can expect to work in such roles as Medical and Health Services Managers. These jobs are expected to grow about 22% annually, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The people who are most in demand in these fields are the ones who took the time to train for the right skills. We're here to help you.
In any of these jobs, you can feel confident that you are entering a career field that is going to experience phenomenal growth. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the computer science and database industry is expected to grow by 37 percent through the year 2016, which is much faster than average for overall job growth.
The jobs within this field are broad, so the salaries are wide ranging from around $37, 000 to over $103, 000 per year. The people who are most in demand in this field are the ones who took the time to train for the right skills. We're ready to help you.
Don't just listen to us. Hear what our students had to say.
"I went from secretary to information support manager to systems development engineer in three years. This program has given me the opportunity to excel in a career field that I love and enjoy."
- Renea Daesch, Systems Development Engineer, The MITRE Corporation at Scott Air Force Base
"The relationship I've had with professors here has rekindled my desire to teach. And with the strong base I've received in this program, I feel confident in continuing on to get my master's degree and doctorate."
- Marcellus Duffy, Technology Consultant, Duffy Consulting, L.L.C.
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