Since the term "Information Age" came into existence, information technology has profoundly changed the way we conduct business and live our lives. Knowing how Management Information Systems can improve the productivity and the quality of life is therefore imperative. Information systems (IS) are more than just computer hardware, software, and communication networks; rather, IS should be an organizational and management solution, based on information technology (IT), to a challenge posed by the environment. IS managers are concerned with the planning, use, and control of organizational information. Software, such as database management systems (DBMS), decision support systems (DSS) and computer-aided systems engineering (CASE) tools, are vital components in today's workplace. As future managers of information and technology, MIS graduates will bring technology and business together in the delivery of information solutions to help organizations achieve their goals.
Careers in MIS
Career Satisfaction (2010): The Wall Street Journal published a survey of how satisfied people in different professions are with their career. MIS is co-ranked No. 1. Here is the address of the results.
15 Most Valuable College Majors: According to Forbes magazine, one of 15 most valuable college majors is MIS, with starting $51,000 of median pay, 73% of growth in pay and 18.1% of projected job growth. Here is the report.
The 25 Best Jobs of 2012: According to US News, five out of 25 best careers of 2012 are IT-related. This raking takes into account future growth, present employment rate and career satisfaction. Here is the report.
Best jobs for fast growth: According to CNN Money, eight out of 20 fast growing jobs are MIS-related. Here is the report.
Top Careers for 2012: According to MyCollegesAndCareers.com, three out of 10 top careers are IT-related. Here is the report.
Jobs Rated 2012: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best to Worst: Careercast.com ranks jobs from the best to the worst on the basis of work environment, stress, physical demand, and hiring outlook. Here is the report.
IT Management: Highest Paid Enterprise IT Jobs in Demand for 2011 (2010): The IT profession offers many different career paths and job titles. Some require technical skills, but many need business skills, too. Here is a survey that provides you with a wide range of choices.
The 10 Best Jobs of 2011: According to CareerCast.com, two out of 10 best jobs are IT-related. Here is the report.
Top 10 Careers for 2011: According to BusinessWeek magazine, one of top 10 careers for 2011 is Computer Support Specialists. Here is the report.
The Top 50 Best Careers of 2011: According to U.S. News and World Report, technology jobs are one of most needed areas in 2011. Here is the report.
Best jobs in America (2010): According to CNN Money magazine, 16 out of top 50 and 24 out of top 100 careers with great pay and growth prospects are IT-related. Here is the address.
Where the money is (2010): This article is from BusinessWeek magazine. It shows a survey of how people in different jobs got paid.
The most offshore-resistant computer-related careers (2007): It is widely known that outsourcing offshore has significantly impacted the domestic job market. However, there are a few jobs that can't be outsourced offshore. The job of system analyst is one of those jobs.
IT in Government (2010): Are you interested in public services or in a governmental position? You can put your IT skills into a good use. Here is a report of what Navy needs
Top 20 best-paying college degree in 2010 (2010): What are the best-paying college degrees? Here is a survey.
The Best High Demand and High Paid Jobs from 2011 to 2020 : Interested in high demand and high paid jobs? Here is a report.