Information Systems Education Requirements?

For specializations in Computer Information Systems Management or Software/Web Development is it necessary to seek an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related fields or do most employers simply look for certifications?

3 Answers

  • Kyle
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    do some research.  look at companies websites and see if they list similar positions that are available.  see if they require or recommend a bachelors degree.  or if they just need certifications /or experience.  

    consider the military.  they have plenty of jobs in the IT field.  you have to qualify for them via the ASVAB, and they need to be in demand.  but you get paid training and could earn industry certifications during your service.  most jobs only require four year contract too.  see a recruiter for job selection process and next steps.

    look at a local community college for starters.  see what programs they have. associates degree may not be a bad thing if you can get internship work too.  the relevant experience plus an AA degree will do wonders than a degree and no experience.  make an appointment with a counselor or even a teacher in that field.  

  • Alex
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Some employers want to see a degree.  Others want to see certifications.  And yet others only care about experience and accomplishments. So there isn't any one thing that will trump the others.  I will say this though.  Having a degree will open doors that would otherwise be closed to those without it.  Some companies will only hire you if you have a degree.  Others will hire you but will not promote you without one.

    The same goes for certifications.  

    So, if you have the means to go to college, that will give you the maximum opportunities for not only employment but advancement as well.  Then once you get on the job, start seeking certifications.  Then you'll have a combination of degree + experience + certs.  That gives you the maximum employability, advancement potential, and pay.

    On a side note, if you go the development route, you'll want a computer science degree and learn software development in general (not just 'web development').  

    Source(s): 20+ years IT and infosec experience
  • Judy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Most employers look for at least a bachelors.

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