You want your degree to take you places while applying your problem solving skills to design, develop, and manage systems. IT is still one of the highest growth areas of business today. Your degree in Information Systems from the University of Colorado Denver Business School will aid your career.
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Tech jobs include:
- Software Designer/Developer
- System Administrator
- Business Analyst (Software Implementation)
- Database Administrator
- Technology executive
- Chief technology officer
A closer look at the fast-growing technology field
January, 2013. MSN.com. We live in a technology-driven society, always awaiting the next big technology breakthrough. We wait in line for the newest phone, only to do it all over again once the next version debuts. Handwritten notes have been replaced by emails, which are quickly being replaced by texts and instant messages. A flat-screen TV is nice, but one equipped with 3D technology is even better.
This thirst for the newest, most innovative technologies isn't likely to be quenched anytime soon, ensuring that the need for workers in the technology field will continue to grow.
Where The Jobs Are: Information Technology Professional
July, 2009. Forbes.com. As the worldwide economic crisis grinds on, companies continue to hire information technology professionals. "Now more than ever, companies have to focus on efficiency," says Yazad Dalal, vice president of North American sales at the New York-based job search Web site Vault.com. read more »
IT Employment Prospects: Beyond the Dotcom Bubble Raymond R. Panko shows the short lived effect of the dotcom bubble on the market. But since the bubble bust, students have been shying away from IT. This has caused a massive shortage of qualified IT workers in the industry.
Visit the Information Systems Job Resource Center powered by After College for job postings. IT jobs on job sites CareerBuilder.com Dice.com Monster.com
Graduate Career Connections
Graduate Career ConnectionsTM (GCC) is the newest resource at the UC Denver Business School to connect our students to our business partners. The GCC team cultivates relationships with businesses - large and small, local, regional and national in all business sectors - to help them connect to the infinite skills of Business School students. GCC also mines the student and alumni bodies to find specific talent a business may be looking for - and helps bring the parties together. This is not a search service but a valuable connection resource for students and our business partners. The GCC office assists you as a Business School graduate student by developing partnerships with local employers, introducing you to these employers and providing additional, more personalized job search support.
The University of Colorado Denver’s full service career center offers you services such as career counseling and coaching, resume and cover letter writing and review, mock interview evaluation, and career search strategies.
Their dedicated staff members bring speakers, job fairs and other events to campus. When you become an alumni, you are given a year of free support from the career center. For more information, contact the career center or alumni relations .
Find information about Information Systems salary outlooks here:
HHS awards $83.9M to boost health IT, HealthCare IT News, June 2010
Occupational and Career Outlook for MIS Majors 2012-2018 (a white paper from Ken Laudon at New York University, Stern College of Business)
Top 10 Skills in Demand in 2010
In the Global Knowledge/TechRepublic 2010 Salary Survey, conducted at that end of last year, one of the questions put to respondents was "What skill set will your company be looking to add in 2010?" The skills listed by respondents include the perennial favorites: security, network administration, and Windows administration. Also included are virtualization/cloud computing and Web development. Meanwhile, an old favorite, business analysis, makes a come back. Here's the complete list, with the No. 1 skill listed being in the highest demand.
Recession Proof Jobs
The July 17, 2008, Business Week report shows that tech-related positions are safe bets right now, especially software developer. But sales is solid, too
Information systems in the news
The hottest skills IT executives say they will hire for in 2009 are:
Old notion: Certain skills, such as programming, are prime for outsourcing.
New order: Firms want developers and other talented staffers in-house.
- Programming/application development
- Help desk/technical support
- Project management
- Business intelligence
- Web 2.0
- Data center
Source: Computerworld, December 30, 2008
Some IT Jobs Defy Employment Downturn
- TechCareers.com's article in Feb 2009 explains that U.S. companies are continuing to add IT jobs, while the country suffered huge job losses overall, according to consulting firm Foote Partners. Not Enough IT Workers On Staff, Survey Finds
- CIO.com reports close to 60% of CEOs and CIOs worldwide point to insufficient number of staff as the most common problem experienced in the past 12 months.
Hot Skills, Cold Skills in 2010
The IT worker of 2010 won't be a technology guru but rather a versatilist. Read the entire article in Computerworld.
High-Tech Hiring Up, Recruiting Difficult
Software services and tech services employment were up in 2006 for the third year in a row, increasing by 88,500 jobs and 66,300 jobs, respectively. Technology occupations are projected to grow the fastest for the next 10 years. These job types account for 6 of the 12 fastest growing occupations nationwide. By 2010 a half a million jobs are projected to go unfilled in the US.
Read more at NewsFactor.com.
Information Systems graduates have the largest salary gains in 2007
The Next Job Boom
Five of the six fastest growing jobs over the next eight years are technology related. Read more at CNN Money, Business 2.0
Job number 1 for the U.S. economy is build a tech workforce
According to CEOs, there may be a severe shortage of skilled IT professionals within the next ten years. Read more in Information Week (May 2006)
Information technology employment reached record highs in the U.S. More workers are employed in IT than ever before. Read more in Information Week (April 2006)
You're Hired! The Demand for entry-level MIS professionals is rising across all industries according to Monster Worldwide. Read more in Information Week (April 2006)