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Is Computer Information Systems the Right Major for You?

Do you like to solve problems?
Trouble-shooting, fixing errors, helping customers when they get stuck are typical types of activities CIS majors encounter on a day to day business.  This major requires:

  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Good speaking skills

Do you like to tinker with your computer?
Fixing computers, installing new software and hardware are other possible job opportunities for CIS majors.  These types of jobs require:

  • Attention to details
  • Logical thought processes
  • Good listening skills
  • Good speaking skills.

Do you use a program or a computer game and think about how to improve it? 
Good computer programmers are still in demand. This type of job includes:

  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Expertise in problem solving
  • Ability to break down something into smaller pieces, create the pieces and build it back up
  • Attention to detail as well as the ability to see the big picture
  • Logical thought processes
  • Good listening skills

Do you like to make graphical images or enhance photos? 
Do you build your own web pages?
 
Web designers and developers are another career that CIS majors can pursue.  These types of jobs require:

  • Creative imagination
  • An understanding of marketing and advertising
  • Logical thought processes
  • Good listening skills
  • Ability to break down something into smaller pieces, create the pieces and build it back up

Do you have an interest in how security works or how to set up a network of computers?
Network management and security are areas that continue to be in high demand.  These jobs require:

  • Strong technical skills
  • Logical thought processes
  • Interest in trouble-shooting
  • Attention to detail

How is your math background? 
It’s not that you need a great deal of math but if you like math, you will probably like computers.  Math is about problem-solving so there is a link.

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