Our recent graduates of the M.S. MIS program are pursuing careers in the following IT-related areas, including:
- Project Manager
- IT Manager
- Business Analyst
- Database Analyst
- Systems Consultant
Information systems professionals are in high demand, both, in Las Vegas and nationwide. The US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the target professions for MIS graduates to be among the fastest growing occupations over the next ten years. It publishes the Occupational Outlook Handbook, in which the ten-year growth of the MIS target professions that are included in the handbook (database administrator, information systems manager, network and systems administrator, software application engineer, and systems analyst) is predicted to be "faster than average" and "much faster than average". According to the National Science Foundation, the US is "significantly under producing Information Technology (IT) graduates." High demand for IT professionals and a low supply of graduates means that students in the information systems field have excellent professional opportunities after graduation.
Salaries for MIS professions reflect this high demand. MIS graduates typically earn salaries that range from $47,000 to $57,000 for entry level jobs and from $90,000 to $260,000 for senior positions, according to 2007 data for Las Vegas. For details, please see an overview of salary ranges for MIS professionals in the Las Vegas area (based on data from salary.com).
Many of Nevada's major firms are represented on the MIS department's Executive Advisory Board. These companies contribute to the department's curriculum development, recruitment, and placement efforts.