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Interested in helping people figure out technical problems? Do you have the ability to work with others, think logically, learn technical subjects and pay attention to details? 

Computer Information Systems (CIS) might be an area for you to pursue. Within every organization, a technical support person, technical support team or service desk responds to issues with technology. These professionals are the first line of defense against computer hardware or software problems. They provide customer support by tracking and resolving a variety of issues from computer viruses to PC configuration. With starting salaries as high as $50,000 a year, administrative support professionals and help desk-related roles are in demand everywhere. 

What can you do with an information systems degree?

The job outlook for students who major in Computer Information Systems is outstanding. Information Systems is one of the top 10 fields in terms of demand and starting salaries for graduates according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers and the Huffington Post. As a well-equipped professional, you can work in a number of different positions in government and business, including such roles as: 

  • Technical Support Specialist 
  • Level I Analyst 
  • Level I Specialist 
  • Service Desk Team Leader
  • Knowledge Engineer
  • Help Desk Technician I
  • IT Desktop Support Specialist 
  • Systems Support Specialist
  • Systems Manager
  • Systems Architects
  • Systems Developer
  • Program Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Website Developer

For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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