Department of Information Systems - Careers in Computer Information Systems

Careers in Computer Information Systems

The goal of the undergraduate computer information systems program is to prepare students for successful careers and to serve the information systems and business communities. The Department of Information Systems recognizes that graduates need technical knowledge, practical skills and the ability to function in local, national and global business environments. It is dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge and to providing service through activities that facilitate professional growth and interaction within the business community.

A Computer Information Systems Degree is in Demand

With a degree in computer information systems your career choices are limitless. You can choose to work in industry, government, not-for-profit organizations or consulting.

  • The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment of computer information systems graduates will grow 20 percent nationally over the next seven years 1 with a national salary average of $76,000.
  • The average starting salary for a CIS major graduate is $65,000 2
  • The average starting salary for an ASU CIS graduate is $59,000 3

Sources
1 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook
2 National Assn. of Colleges and Employers, Spring 2009 Salary Survey
3 W. P. Carey School of Business Graduate Survey May 2009