MIS graduates will find career opportunities wherever computers are used in business, industry, and government. Here are just a few examples: Website management, E-commerce development, decision support systems, credit and billing systems, inventory control systems, software product development, knowledge management systems and business analysis. Typical job titles include: programmer, systems analyst, database manager, computer specialist, network administrator, software developer, project lead, information technology consultant, and applications developer.
Employment Outlook. Information-technology professionals are among the most sought-after talents in the job market today, but companies also seek candidates with solid speaking and writing skills because presentations to clients and working with sales and marketing teams are part of the job requirements. Sign-on bonuses are common, relocation packages are broader and more generous, pay rates are accelerating, and guaranteed bonuses are common. There is a strong demand for professionals with experience in so-called "enterprise-wide solutions." Industry experience is a plus but not necessary to land good job offers. All the major consulting firms compete for systems analysis talent. Financial services firms look for IT professionals who can design electronic banking systems. Openings abound for Java, and Internet programmers with good communication and team skills.