Where are the jobs?
Business students concentrating in CIS will find positions as Web site developers, systems analysts, business application programmers, network administrators, database administrators, information technology managers, and end-user support specialists in a variety of businesses.
One area our graduates are finding nearly unlimited opportunities is in the deployment of E-Commerce. Other job opportunities that students studying CIS can apply for are:
- Business Application Programmer: converts the system design into an appropriate computer language and thoroughly tests the resulting code to ensure compliance with the design specifications.
- Database Analyst: familiar with organization's database structure and assists systems analysts and business programmers in developing or modifying applications that use the database.
- Data Administrator: interacts with top management, end users, and system developers for long range information planning and design. Responsible for improving database performance, ensuring the overall security of the database, and for providing training and support to users.
- Network Administrator: provides support for servers and network gear that serve the main web site. Monitors systems' health and efficiency, designs, implements, and maintains a security plan. Installs and sets up hardware, plans for future growth of the systems' infrastructure as the web site attracts more visitors and users. Leverage a solid understanding of the network operating system, performance tuning, patch maintenance, general troubleshooting, and strategic planning for recovery of lost data.
- Systems analysts: works closely with managers, software programmers, and computer users to pinpoint needs and reach goals. Integrates and upgrades systems and ensures that they run smoothly. Work closely with end-users to analyze needs and design an information system solution. May manage an entire information system development project.