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Job Description

System Managers plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.

Responsibilites Include:

  1. Analyze their organization’s computer needs and recommend possible upgrades for top executives to consider
  2. Plan and direct the installation and maintenance of computer hardware and software
  3. Ensure the security of an organization’s network and electronic documents
  4. Assess the costs and benefits of new projects and justify funding on projects to top executives
  5. Learn about new technology and look for ways to upgrade their organization’s computer systems
  6. Determine short- and long-term personnel needs for their department
  7. Plan and direct the work of other IT professionals, including Systems Analysts, Software Developers, Information Security Analysts and Computer Support Specialists
  8. Negotiate with vendors to get the highest level of service for their organization’s technology

*note: Specific Responsibilities of a system manager will depend largely on the size of the organization

Key Skills

Average Pay (annually): 131,600 USD (2015)

Average Pay (hourly): 63.27 USD (2015)

Entry Level Education: Bachelor's Degree

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