Various types of careers are available in the challenging field of Information Systems. Graduates are the professionals who make businesses run more efficiently by solving business-related problems through the application of computer-based systems. Penn State Harrisburg Information Systems graduates will use their skills and business knowledge to help businesses compete and improve productivity. Job titles for Information Systems graduates include, in the technical area, database administrator, network administrator, operations or facilities manager, or user support staff. Opportunities also exist in systems development in positions such as systems analyst, systems designer, programmer, and analyst programmer. Another challenging career path for IS graduates includes positions in information systems management or project management. Graduates will find these opportunities in small businesses, large corporations, government, and education.
The demand for Information Systems occupations is expected to remain high through 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 2003 Occupational Outlook Handbook reports that demand will be highest for graduates with advanced technical knowledge and strong administrative and communication skills.