Information systems (IS) is a fast-growing field with opportunities available in nearly every major industry. It is the area of a business where data is processed and then used for decision making. It includes all computers and computer-based products in the business. Information systems specialists act as intermediaries between persons in an organization who have information needs and the computer programmers who write solutions to those needs. IS specialists retrieve, analyze, organize, and disseminate electronic information.
The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to information systems majors. Some will require additional education. For more information visit the Career Center in Lucina 220.
Archivist Computer Engineer Computer Programmer/Analyst Computer Scientist Computer Service Technician Computer Support Analyst Customer Services Representative Desktop Publisher Graphics Designer Information Scientist Network Administrator Operations Analyst/Manager Operations Researcher Software Developer Systems Administrator Systems Analyst Technical Writer Technical Support Specialist University ProfessorWeb Developer
Resources available in the Career Center, Lucina 220:
Career Opportunities in Computers and Cyberspace (OCC 50.2)Careers for Computer Buffs & Other Technological Types (OCC PT 8)Careers in Business (OCC 25)Careers in Focus: Business Managers (OCC 25.7)Careers in Focus: Computers (OCC 45.4)Careers in Focus: Internet (OCC 119.2)Careers in High Tech (OCC 210)Exploring Tech Careers (OCC 209.99)Opportunities in Computer Careers (OCC 49)
Miller College of Business—Information SystemsGreat Links to Explore (BSU Career Center) America’s Career InfoNet: http://www.acinet.orgEmployment Outlook: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0854971.htmlIndianaINTERNnet: http://www.indianaintern.net/home.aspInternships.com Internships USA.com Vault Career InsiderO*NET: http://online.onetcenter.orgOccupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/Salary Wizard: http://www.salary.comVolunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.orgAmerican Society for Information Science and Technology: http://www.asis.org/Association of Information Technology Professionals: http://www.aitp.org/Careers in Information Technology & Informatics (Rutgers Univ.): http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~cswebpg/Informatics.htmInformation Technology Association of America: http://www.itaa.org
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