Information Systems Management

COMMON CAREER PATHS:

PROGRAMMING RELATED
Applications Programmer
Information Systems Developer
Maintenance Programmer
Operating System Programmer
Quality Assurance Specialist
Software Developer
Software Engineer
Programming Manager

INTERNET RELATED
Information broker
Internet Consultant
Internet Instructor
Internet Developer
Internet Marketing Analyst
Web Software Engineer
Web Catalog Specialist
Internet Strategist
Webmaster

BUSINESS RELATED
Actuary
Auditor
Distribution Manager
Financial Planner
Inventory Control Specialist
Inventory Manager
Investment Analyst
Logistics Manager
Market Research Analyst
Materials Controller/Manager
Mortgage Researcher
Purchasing Agent/Manager
Production Manager

Asset Manager
Client-Server Systems Manager
Computer Equipment Analyst
Computer Instructor
Computer Marketing Specialist
Computer Security Specialist
Computer Support Analyst
Computer Support Service manager
Communications Specialist
Data Communications Analyst
Database Manager/Administrator
Development Manager
EDP Manager
End-User Computing Manager
End-User Technician
Information Systems Manager
Information Technology Manager
LAN Manager
Management Consultant
Marketing Support Specialist
Network Administrator
Network Analyst
Operations Research Analyst
Operations Manager
PC Support Specialist
Product Development Manager
Product Estimator
Sales Representative
Systems Analyst
Systems Integrator
Software Support Technician
Software Tester
Technical Sales Manager
Technical Support Manager
Technical Writer
Telecommunications Manager

OTHER TECHNOLOGY RELATED:

TYPES OF EMPLOYERS
Manufacturing Firms and industry including: 
Business machines, Computers, Chemical and petrochemical, Oceanography, Defense, Environmental, Transportation, Scientific Equipment, Aeronautical/Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer products

Federal government including: 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Bureau of Standards, Department of Defense 
National Institutes of Health
Public Utilities

JOB WEB SITES

Career Marketplace 
Computerjobs.com 
Computerwork.com 
Developers.Net 
High Tech Jobs Online 
Jobs for programmers 
Jobs in C++ 
Just Tech Jobs 
MonsterTRAK 
Tech-Centric 
Web Programming Jobs 

ASSOCIATIONS

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 
Association for Information Systems 
Computing Research Association (includes a job board you can subscribe to)
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 
Society for Technical Communication (technical writing jobs)
The System Administrators Guild

JOB PREPARATION STRATEGIES

  • Obtain an internship, summer or volunteer work in a career field you are considering
  • Do an undergraduate research project
  • Join a student branch of a professional association
  • Develop good communication skills including: public speaking skills and writing skills
  • Develop good resume writing, cover letter writing, interviewing and job networking skills
  • Learn about federal, state and local government job applications process