Computer Information Systems


What is Computer Information Systems?

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Information Technology (IT) has become an integral part of modern life. Among its most important functions are the efficient transmission of information and the storage and analysis of information. IT professionals help individuals and organizations share and store information through computer networks and systems, the Internet, and computer databases.

IT professionals must understand both technical and organizational factors and must be able to help an organization determine how information and technology-enabled business processes can provide a foundation for superior organizational performance.

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Related Career Titles


Computer and Information Systems Managers, Computer Scientists, Computer Software Engineers, Computer Programmers, Computer Support Specialists, Computer System Analysts, Computer Technicians, Computer Assistants, Computer Operators, Computer Hardware Sales, Database Administrators, Help Desk Professionals

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Job Search Engines

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Computer Information Systems Jobs (CISJobs) is a website dedicated to jobs in information systems where users can search job boards by keywords or location and submit their résumés.

Sologig is a division of CareerBuilder-the global leader in human capital solutions-whose online career site, CareerBuilder.com, is the largest in the United States with 23 million unique visitors. Solo gig is an employment website that connects experienced IT and engineering professionals and matches them with relevant opportunities. Users can also post résumés, sign up for automatic job alerts and take advantage of job search management tools.

TopUSAJobs is a unique database that empowers candidates to search for top career opportunities in the United States and apply for positions directly through job sites. You can target your résumé to specific career sites instead of burying it in an unfocused résumé graveyard.

TweetMyJobs is a revolutionary new job search and recruitment tool. As the leader in social recruiting, they’ll match you with relevant job openings or candidates and help you find jobs or employees faster than traditional methods.

World Newspapers - Magazines was started in 2002 as a provider of what is going on around the world; all in one place. World-Newspapers.com provides links to thousands of news sources covering every world's country and many of subjects that could be of relevance to the job searcher.


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Research Resources

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About.com offers a variety of career planning tips and information regarding an occupation in CIS.

Career Search Database has been assisting aspiring career professionals, job seekers and students with making better, more informed career choices by providing them with highly relevant, reliable and up-to-date career information and job search resources. With many thousands of daily visitors, they are now one of the premier career and job search websites on the Internet.

Computing Degrees and Careers provides additional details that will help you prepare for a career in CIS. This site can help you decide how to develop the skills you need to be successful in a computing career-a journey that ordinarily begins with an undergraduate degree in a computing-related discipline.

Degree Story allows anyone with school or job experience to share things they've learned, observations they've made, or anything else they'd like to say about the degree they chose. For anyone researching degree options, they can easily look up different degrees and read stories from real people with those degrees about their school and job experiences.

Federal Jobs by College Major - USAJobs has created a list to help you choose the right career field, we have prepared the following table that groups Federal jobs that are often filled by college graduates with appropriate academic majors.

Microsoft needs no introduction. However, it develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions. If you aspire to work for a world leader, Microsoft is the route to go.

Top Coder allows professionals to bid for and complete projects to gain experience in a wide range of disciplines such as creative design, software engineering and analytics. These projects range across the full spectrum of software and digital work and focus on innovating and implementing new products, releases, and features. At the core of this work is competition-each task is completed by members competing with each other to be the best at that task-and, in return, they gain invaluable work experience.

TweetMyJobs is a revolutionary new job search and recruitment tool. As the leader in social recruiting, they’ll match you with relevant job openings or candidates and help you find jobs or employees faster than traditional methods.

World Newspapers - Magazines was started in 2002 as a provider of what is going on around the world; all in one place. World-Newspapers.com provides links to thousands of news sources covering every world's country and many of subjects that could be of relevance to the job searcher.

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Salary Information

Salary Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics; CIS job earnings

IT salary data and other IT tools

eHow; CIS salary information

Glassdoor; CIS salary information

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National / State Associations

Associations

CompTIA (The IT Industry Association) can help your business succeed. CompTIA membership secures your place at the cutting edge of the IT industry. You will connect with other solution providers, vendors and consultants working in the same business markets, segments and technologies as you.

Computers Careers Tips is a free resource provided by the Graduate Educational Information Service (GEIS). GEIS develops and maintains educational websites designed to enhance student outcomes and promote academic excellence.

The Connecticut Technology Council is a statewide association of technology oriented companies and institutions, providing leadership in areas of policy advocacy, community building and assistance for growing companies.

IEEE Computer Society provides you with unlimited access to the Computer Society Digital Library and a wealth of resources to help you prepare for your future in computing and information technology.

Information Systems Security Association is the community of choice for international cyber-security professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure.

International Association for Computer Information Systems provides a forum for networking and discussing research ideas and findings, encourages the sharing of teaching best practices and supports the development of high-quality curricula. They are dedicated to the improvement of information systems and the education of information systems and computer professionals.

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