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Information Technology (IT) Director

The information technology director oversees the information technology strategy for an organization, developing and implementing the policies and goals for the IT department. The IT director analyzes the business requirements of different departments and conducts feasibility studies to determine the best use of technical resources. Technical investments may include a new information system or upgrades to hardware or software components. The IT director coordinates information systems managers and reports to the chief information officer.

Information technology directors typically advance into the role after years of experience (generally, 8-10 years) as an information systems (IS) manager. IS managers need at least a bachelor's degree in computer science or management information systems. An MBA in information technology management broadens a manager's business perspective and boosts advancement potential. The median salary for computer and information systems managers in the U.S. is $113,720, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the top 10 percent had wages greater than $166,400 annually.

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