Information Technology (IT) Manager
Information technology managers are responsible for implementing and maintaining an organization's technology infrastructure. Businesses rely on a central information processing system to support efficient data management and communications. The IT manager monitors the organization's operational requirements, researches strategies and technology solutions, and builds the most cost-effective and efficient system to achieve those goals.
A bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, or a related field is the minimum qualification for an information technology management position. In view of the additional business savvy required in a management position, many aspiring IT managers supplement their computer training with an MBA degree.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects in information technology management should be excellent, with 17 percent growth from 2008 to 2018. IT managers earned a mean annual wage of $120,640 in 2009.