Friday, July 15, 2016

IS Job Market Strong Now & Into the Future

There's a rosy picture of the IS Job Market in this freshly released report published by the Fox School of Business at Temple University. Definitely worth downloading & checking out. If you do, you'll see that it's based on a survey of students at the Top 30 IS programs in the US and you'll also see that the MIS program at SJSU is one of them. In fact, we're the only one from California in that group!

This is a really beautifully prepared and designed report with great analysis and insights. Thanks to the folks at Fox for putting it together. And thanks to all our graduates of 2015 who contributed their info to the survey.

Important note: Remember, the salary figures are national averages so don't be disappointed by what you see there. Here in the Bay Area, we are plagued with an astronomical cost of living, but our salaries (and by "our" I mean those of our graduates, NOT us faculty) are quite a bit higher than the national averages. It may not make up for the higher costs, but it sure helps. I don't have statistical data but based on what I hear, I would guess our top MIS grads are getting starting salaries in the $70k's and up. I know of one who earned passed his Salesforce Developer certification and landed a 6-figure job prior to graduation this last spring!

Take a look for yourself and see what's happening with your future profession.

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