George, IT and Systems Manager, describes what he loves most about his job, his greatest challenges, and how hard it is to get a job in his industry. Don't expect to start in a certain role, you have to earn your way to the top with hard work and knowledge. There's a lot more to technology than social media.
Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology managers (IT managers or IT project managers), plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing the appropriate computer systems to meet those goals.
Most jobs for computer and information systems managers require several years of experience in a related information technology (IT) job. Lower-level management positions may require only a few years of experience. Directors are more likely to need 5 to 10 years of related work experience. A chief technology officer (CTO), who oversees the technology plan for an organization, may need more than 15 years of experience in the IT field before being considered for a job.
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