IT Director

What Does An IT Director Do?

An IT Director oversees all of the technology within an organization. This may involve planning for future technology/equipment and maintaining what equipment they already have. Craig, the director featured in this video, works at a large beach resort.

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How Do I Become An IT Director?

The degrees/certifications required for this position may depend on the organization. Some people focus on gaining technical skills and certifications, while other focus on getting a computer-related or business degree that relates to technology. Some might earn a four-year bachelor’s degree in computer or information science or management information systems.

What is the Average Salary For An IT Director?

High – 180,000
Median – 120,000
Low – 60,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become An IT Director?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Technology – As much as possible!
  • Computer Science
  • Business

What Is The Work Environment For An IT Director?

IT Directors can work in any organization that contains a lot of technology. This position may require someone to be on call and available at all times of the night when technology goes down.

What Is The Future Outlook For An IT Director?

The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

References

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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