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IT Project Manager
“This is IT”
IT project managers develop requirements, budgets, and schedules for their firm's information technology projects. They coordinate such projects from development through implementation.
Average Pay:     Qualifications: $66,613 - $95,026
The Job
Work Environment
Computer and information systems managers generally work in clean, comfortable offices. Long hours are common, and some may have to work evenings and weekends to meet deadlines or solve unexpected pro
College Majors
Engineering, Computer Science, Management of Information Systems
Minimum Qualifications
Computer and information systems managers generally have technical expertise from working in a computer occupation, as well as an understanding of business and management principles. A strong educational background and experience in a variety of technical fields is needed.Education and training. A b
Personality traits helpful for this career
Self motivated *good time manager *good at meeting deadlines
Quick Facts
  • . A bachelor's degree in a computer-related field usually is required for management positions, although employers often prefer a graduate degree, especially an MBA with technology as a core component
  • . Employment is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations.
  • . Job prospects should be excellent.
  • . Many managers possess advanced technical knowledge gained from working in a computer occupation.
Compensation and Outlook
Wages of computer and information systems managers vary by specialty and level of responsibility. Median annual wages of these managers in May 2008 were $112,210. The middle 50 percent earned between $88,240 and $141,890.
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