Information technology affects nearly every aspect of our professional and personal lives. It also is a constantly evolving, rapidly growing field that is in need of professionals to help businesses and organizations leverage this technology. Enhance your current skill set or embark on a new career with an accelerated degree in Information Systems from Elizabethtown College's School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Information systems solve problems, inform decisions, automate processes and communicate data. It is a field characterized by its growing global reach, diversity, technological sophistication, strategic planning, and complexity. Our adult-friendly information systems program prepares you for increased responsibility and leadership roles. Explore how the use of information technology can satisfy organizational and managerial needs and learn how to enhance the operations and competitive functions of organizations.
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CAREER OUTLOOK AND OPPORTUNITIES
A greater reliance or computers and associated technology means the career outlook for graduates is quite good.
The Department of Labor's Bureau of Statistics reports that employment in the information systems management field is expected to grow 15 percent, faster than the average through 2016. Demand for computer and information systems managers will increase as firms continue to expand their use of wireless and mobile networks.
The demand for computer systems analysts is forecasted to grow by 25% in the next ten years, much faster than the average. Growth in cloud computing, cybersecurity, and mobile networks will increase demand for these workers.
The accelerated information systems program at Elizabethtown College prepares you for many in-demand positions, including:
- Computer and information systems manager
- Database administrator
- Web database developer
- IT Directors
- Systems analysts
- Computer support analysts
- IT Security Manager
- Network administrator
Bill Felter, Lititz – Information Systems
I was promoted to IT Manager! I started at my present employer while I was still taking classes. Without my education, I don't know whether I would have been a legitimate candidate for the job.