Career Description

Computer and information systems managers design, install and support a hospital’s computer systems. They are responsible for local area networks, wide-area networks, network segments and Internet and intranet systems. They maintain network hardware and software, analyze problems and monitor networks to ensure they are available to users. Computer and information systems managers plan, coordinate and implement network security measures and are responsible for maintaining network efficiency.

Academic Requirements

Computer and information systems managers usually possess a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related subject like management information systems, information science or computer science. Some employers may prefer managers with educational experience at the graduate level, making a master’s degree recommended.

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