What Is CIS
Computer Information Systems serves as the bridge that links business with technology.
Why Major In Computer Information Systems
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) major develops the professional skills and capabilities that enable students to work in the computer and related information technologies (IT) fields. Most jobs require that the professional develop solutions to business problems using technology. CIS majors are trained to be analysts and business problem solvers. The focus of the major is to develop the technical and people skills that will enable students to excel in CIS roles in industry and government.
Traits Of A CIS Major
- Analytical Skills
- Ability to work in teams and with others
- Oral and written communications
- Logical thinking
- Ability to learn technical subjects
- The ability to analyze and problem solve
- The ability to work with people
- The ability to create solutions for business problems and business users
- The ability to utilize computers and technologies
- The ability to work in a creative environment
Demand And Salary
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 667,600 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security. The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $97,430 in May 2021, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760. Entry-level salaries for Information Systems jobs are between $59,000 and $73,000 and that salary increase significantly with job experience.
U.S. News and World Report states there are more than 1.8 million unfilled Cybersecurity jobs as of May 2022 and expects that number to increase to over 3.5 million by 2025, worldwide.
CIS Related Careers
The job outlook for students who major in Computer Information Systems is outstanding. There is a high demand for students with the skills necessary to pursue careers as: Systems Managers, Systems Architects, Systems Developers, Program Analysts, Systems Analysts, Database Administrators, Network Administrators, and Website Developers. Other potential careers include:
- Security analyst
- Business programmer
- Systems Engineer
- Software/systems developer
- Webmaster or web developer
- Network and database specialist
- Computer and equipment salesperson
- IS auditor
- Wireless network administrator
- Project Manager
IS majors enter the workforce with some of the highest salaries among U.S. graduates. Students find excellent job placement, often with offers before graduation. As a part of the college of business, our students learn all aspects of business including accounting, economics, marketing, management, & finance as well as their relationship with technology.