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Why Study Computer Information Management

Written by Michelle Ecker on Monday, 21 June 2021. Posted in Career

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For many people who were impacted by setbacks and layoffs during 2020, the year 2021 has become a time to regroup, reorganize, and move forward.

If you are currently looking for ways to train for a new career and you have an interest in technology and working with computers, working towards a degree in computer information management could be a great path to explore.

What is computer information management?

Computer information management is typically performed by someone in the role of computer and information system manager, a database administrator, or a computer systems analyst.

These individuals are responsible for overseeing an organization’s computer storage equipment, and monitoring the networks and software used by a company to store information. This type of stored information could include all the employee records within an organization, or all the financial accounts and marketing materials.

Computer information management is also used in the more technical aspects of business- things such as network security, internet operations, and data storage.

What does a computer information manager do?

The computer and information system manager is typically the individual who all computer-related employees within an organization report to. This individual oversees and manages the maintenance of all the computer and information storage operations described above.

If you were to start a career as a computer information manager, you would most likely report to someone with the title of “chief information officer.” It would be part of your responsibilities to help make computer and technology related decisions for the organization. You would also typically oversee selecting and implementing technology to continually help the organization better function and grow.

With credentials in computer information management, there are several different management roles you could pursue as you continue along this career pathway. Some of these include: information technology security manager, chief technology officer, information technology director, and chief information officer.

Computer information management job opportunities

If this sounds like a path you want to pursue, Ashworth College offers an Online Computer Information Undergraduate Certificate program.

If you’re ready to dive in and enroll but are worried about time or money, this program offers affordable tuition with payment plans in addition to flexible online courses that allow you to work at your own pace. By combining fundamental courses with a selection of career-focused electives, our Computer Science Undergraduate Program curriculum is designed to provide both the chance to hone essential skills and the freedom to choose a specialization. From computer hardware management and database processing to website design and MS Office applications, you should be prepared to graduate with a sense of the direction - and the transferable college credits - that you could apply toward a more advanced degree if you choose to do so.

If you’re ready to get started or learn more, enroll online or call to speak with a student services representative to learn more.

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