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information technology (IT) supervisor

The IT supervisor works with other information technology management professionals to install, maintain, and upgrade an organization's technology systems. Supervisors generally oversee a team of IT administrators and support personnel responsible for the day-to-day operation of the IT network and system components.

Since they are closely involved in the maintenance of information systems, IT supervisors come to the position with a solid technical background. An online computer science degree or IT degree may offer the necessary foundation for the career. IT supervisors generally have a bachelor's degree; advancement to management-level IT careers is possible with an MBA degree or advanced coursework in management information systems.

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