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Occupation Description:
  Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming. Excludes “Computer Occupations" (15-1111 through 15-1199).
Career Video:
  Video Icon  Computer and Information Systems Managers
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Typical Tasks:
  • Manage backup, security and user help systems.
  • Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to assess computing needs and system requirements.
  • Direct daily operations of department, analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines.
  • Assign and review the work of systems analysts, programmers, and other computer-related workers.
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology.
  • Develop computer information resources, providing for data security and control, strategic computing, and disaster recovery.
  • Review and approve all systems charts and programs prior to their implementation.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
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Education & Training:
  Work experience, plus a bachelor's or higher degree
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Wage Information:
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $147,431.00 $70.88 $45.45 $51.20 - $82.55
Bridgeport/Stamford $164,819.00 $79.24 $47.56 $56.87 - $93.33
Danbury $138,808.00 $66.74 $44.99 $49.85 - $76.79
Hartford $148,288.00 $71.30 $49.75 $55.36 - $81.22
New Haven $121,869.00 $58.59 $41.52 $44.64 - $66.01
New London/Norwich $123,869.00 $59.55 $37.36 $41.62 - $70.98
Waterbury $117,716.00 $56.59 $38.36 $41.94 - $70.01
Torrington $117,941.00 $56.70 $41.87 $45.24 - $70.16
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Occupation Outlook:
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 6,910 8,440 2% 236
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow much faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
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