Information Systems

Did you know that all businesses rely on networks to collect and manage their data? To accomplish this, they need highly-skilled individuals with a strong technical expertise to operate those systems. If you’re already something of a tech guru and looking for personalized hands-on training to help meet the national demand for IT professionals, then look no further than a degree in Information Systems.

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UTSA’s Information Systems Program

At UTSA, the Information Systems degree features a broad curriculum that will teach you how to apply basic information technologies to all aspects of a business organization. You will cover a wide range of IS topics ranging from systems analysis and design, database management, application development, programming concepts and more. You can choose a track in either Cyber Analytics or IT Project Management. Tracks are declared after you’ve been admitted and have met with your academic advisor.

You’ll learn the traits necessary to help organizations coordinate their computer-related activities and achieve their technology goals. After completing this program, you will be able to pursue careers as a programmer, software developer, database administrator, network administrator, computer systems analyst, web developer or IT manager.

Careers in Information Systems

Top job titles for Information Systems graduates include:

• Information Security Engineer
• Computer Systems Engineer
• Software Developer
• Network Engineer
• Computer Programmer
• Network Support Specialist

Information Systems and its related career pathways are currently in average demand in Texas in the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Virginia, Maryland and Colorado. More than 12 million information systems-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Please note that there are additional admission requirements that need to be met in order to be admitted into this major. View all of UTSA’s specific admission requirements here.

Industries for Information Systems Graduates

Information Systems is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of information systems-related positions over 2018-19 included:

• Telecommunications
• Aerospace Manufacturing
• Computer Systems Design
• Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
• Management and Technical Consulting

Salaries for Information Systems Graduates

The salary range for open information systems-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

lowest 10% $67,793
median $93,681
top 10% $120,153

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Information Systems Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as an Information Systems graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Information Systems may be a good fit for you if:

• You enjoy working with others
• You are a good planner
• You like solving puzzles and problems
• You like being creative and artistic
• You enjoy learning
• You are well organized

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