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  1. 1. Careers in Information Systems The MIS Major at UNCW
  2. 2. Why Major In Information Systems?
  3. 3. IS graduates get jobs! <ul><li>According to the Dept of Labor, IS jobs will be the 2 nd highest demanded occupation in the 2002-2012 period </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health Care is projected to be the #1 Growth Field </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.bls.gov/emp/emptab3.htm </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Why major in IS? <ul><li>Pay!!! </li></ul><ul><li>The Bureau of Labor Statistics places IS job growth in the highest pay category </li></ul><ul><li>+41K/year for Bachelor Degrees! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why major in IS? <ul><li>MIS graduates are ready to fill 6 of the Fortune Magazine’s top 20 growth jobs (3/2005) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Networks Systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Database Administrators </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Software Engineers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Info System Managers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Systems Analysis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Specialists </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Why major in IS? <ul><li>We get to play with technology! </li></ul><ul><li>Field that challenges its professionals to grow, learn, and take advantage of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Places you in an unique position in an organization to assist all departments with their problems and get recognized for your effort </li></ul>
  7. 7. Outsourcing? <ul><li>Outsourcing is not projected to impact IS majors as the majority of jobs in IT being outsourced are programming jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>IS majors are not programmers but ‘problem solvers’ and problem solvers need to interact with end customers on a regular basis. These jobs are staying on shore. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Business Savvy </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Aptitude </li></ul><ul><li>Good Communications Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is typical to interact with departments at all levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must communicate technical information to managers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must communicate business needs to technicians </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Problem Solvers </li></ul>Attributes of an IS Professional
  9. 9. Typical Career Paths for IS Graduates
  10. 10. System Analysts <ul><li>Create solutions using technology to solve corporate problems or increase profitability </li></ul><ul><li>Work with many departments and many layers within an organization </li></ul><ul><li>Understand current conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Design/develop creative solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Recommend to management </li></ul><ul><li>Implement solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Train users </li></ul>
  11. 11. Average Pay <ul><li>Systems Analyst I --- $48,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Business Analyst I -- $44,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Source of all salary information: </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Monster.com (March 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Average Salaries for Charlotte / Raleigh Metropolitan Area </li></ul><ul><li>Typical Cape Fear Salaries are $3,000 less </li></ul>
  12. 12. DataBase Administrators <ul><li>Design and maintain data files that support the day to day operations </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that the data is accurate </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that the data is secure </li></ul><ul><li>Example: US Airways database to track flights and passengers </li></ul>
  13. 13. Average Pay <ul><li>Database Analyst I --- $46,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Database Administrator --- $80,000 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Telecommunication Specialist <ul><li>Provide the communications backbone for an organization </li></ul><ul><li>Connect internal networks </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with external networks </li></ul><ul><li>Provide security </li></ul>
  15. 15. Average Pay <ul><li>LAN Support I --- $42,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunications Tech I --- $40,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Network Administrator --- $53,600 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Software Programmers (generally newer web applications) <ul><li>Build the actual systems to improve the workflow or profitability of organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Write code in various languages and on various platforms (machines) </li></ul><ul><li>Write Web development languages </li></ul><ul><li>Manage a Web Site </li></ul><ul><li>May be an entry level job leading to promotion. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Average Pay <ul><li>Programmer I --- $49,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Webmaster --- $63,000 </li></ul>
  18. 18. Other typical starting positions <ul><li>Help Desk Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Assist users throughout an organization to use the software effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Great way to meet many people at various levels </li></ul><ul><li>Typical Starting Pay --- $41,000 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Contract versus Permanent Employee <ul><li>Work for an organization on a project or task basis </li></ul><ul><li>Generally work for a consulting firm that places you in other organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Typical Starting Pay --- typically higher pay than permanent employee, but not as secure </li></ul>
  20. 20. The MIS concentration at UNCW <ul><li>6 Required MIS Courses </li></ul><ul><li>1 Programming Course (either CS or MIS) </li></ul><ul><li>Must be a business major </li></ul>
  21. 21. Required Courses <ul><li>MIS 213 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn the basics of hardware/software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase software skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic IS terminology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required of all business majors </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Programming Pre-Requisite (Choose 1) <ul><li>MIS 216 – Intro to Programming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn the concepts of programming in Visual Basic with a business perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computer Science – CSC 121 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn the concepts of programming in JAVA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JAVA is the 2 nd most utilized programming language in terms of new code (C is first) </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Required Courses <ul><li>MIS 315 – Database Structures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to build larger database structures and find data quickly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MIS 316 – Computer Concepts and Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced programming in a visual environment using Visual Basic.Net, a Rapid Application Language </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Required Courses <ul><li>MIS 411 – Systems Analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to analyze an organization and suggest possible solutions to its current information problems or ways to realize new opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MIS 413 – Systems Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design and implement a real world application via a web environment (ASP.net development, 2005 most popular web development environment) </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Required Courses <ul><li>MIS 416 – Telecommunications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn the basics of how machines communicate with each other using the CISCO recommended curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One Elective </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Build additional expertise in one skill area </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. MIS “Paid” Internships <ul><li>AAI </li></ul><ul><li>Castle Branch (NC123) </li></ul><ul><li>EMS (Education Mgt Systems) </li></ul><ul><li>GE (Nuclear Fuels) </li></ul><ul><li>New Hanover County </li></ul><ul><li>Interroll </li></ul><ul><li>New Hanover Regional Medical </li></ul><ul><li>PPD </li></ul><ul><li>SageIsland Communication </li></ul><ul><li>TrepX </li></ul><ul><li>Wilmington Group </li></ul><ul><li>Visionair </li></ul><ul><li>Wilmington Port Authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Wilmington Shipping </li></ul><ul><li>and more </li></ul>
  27. 27. Why major in IS?
  28. 28. UNCW IS Grads get Jobs Recent 2004/2005 Graduates <ul><li>Brock & Scott PLC </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wilmington NC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Erickson Communities </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Washington DC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Ernst & Young </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Charlotte NC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>GE Global Nuclear </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wilmington NC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Glaxo Smith Kline </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Raleigh NC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Grant Thornton </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fort Lauderdale FL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>IBM </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New York NY & Durham </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Infranet Technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wilmington NC </li></ul></ul></ul>
  29. 29. UNCW IS Grads get Jobs Recent 2004/2005 Graduates <ul><li>Legacy Health Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Raleigh NC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Microsoft </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Charlotte NC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Nat. Assoc of Children’s Hospitals </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Baltimore MD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>NC Department of Transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Raleigh NC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>New Hanover Health System </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wilmington NC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>PPD </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wilmington NC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>SAS </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Raleigh NC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Visionair </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wilmington NC </li></ul></ul></ul>
  30. 30. What should I take next? <ul><li>MIS 315 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn more about databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Useful for all business majors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MIS 216 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to programming (Logic) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Both MIS 216/315 are offered in the Summer 1 and Fall Terms </li></ul>
  31. 31. Questions? <ul><li>Additional information on the ISOM department website. </li></ul>

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