IT Manager

What do they do?

Video InterviewsPlan, initiate and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards and cost targets are met. 

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Some typical job duties include:

  • Review project plans to plan and coordinate project activities.
  • Manage backup, security and user help systems.
  • Develop computer information resources, providing for data security and control, strategic computing and disaster recovery.
  • Consult with users, management, vendors and technicians to assess computing needs and system requirements. 
  • Provide users with technical support for computer problems.
  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise staff, or participate in staffing decisions.
  • Evaluate data processing proposals to assess project feasibility and requirements.

Most Important Occupational Skills:

Basic Skills

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking

Technical Skills

  • Operations Analysis
  • Operation Monitoring

Social Skills

  • Coordination
  • Social Perceptiveness 
  • Instructing

 Systems Skills

  •  Judgement and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation

Problem Solving Skills

  • Complex Problem Solving 

Resource Management Skills

  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Management of Financial Resources

Just the Facts

  • Salary range: $30,000-$100,000+
  • Education and Professional Requirements: Bachelor's degree for entry, with post-graduate degree and professional certification for advancement.
  • Possible career path: Computer Systems Analyst/Computer Support Specialist > Information Technology Project Manager > Chief Technology Officer

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