Exploring Careers in Information Systems

Do you like to tinker with different pieces of technology? Would you consider yourself to be a creative digital problem solver? If yes, then check out the video below exploring careers in information systems management.

In this video Jacob Sorem, a Technology faculty member at Rasmussen College discusses the different educational avenues for breaking into this field by first earning your Information Systems Management degree. We also discusses what type soft skills are valued by companies that will assist you in becoming a professional within the Information Systems career field.

 

Transcript

Hi. I'm Allie Gray Freeland. And I am the host of Rasmussen College's newest video blog series, What Should I Do With My Life? So in this series, we'll talk with expert instructors to help answer the question, what the heck should I do with my life? So we're here today with Jake Sorem who is a technology instructor through the school of technology and design at Rasmussen College. He's going to share some really important information with us about really the educational opportunities in information systems management, and then, really the career paths one can take in this field.

So for those people who are interested in information systems management, you're looking at people who really like to tinker with technology, or in the case of programming or database, to me has a very logical mindset and really enjoys hammering all being creative in front of a computer, web programming, or being able to maintain things and fix problems. Really fixing problems is permeated entirely through information systems management.

So if somebody really has any of those characteristics, and they have a real interest in computers, from there, you want to look at institutions where they're giving you that hands on. There's a lot of institutions out there that are really focused on certifications. And certifications are not a bad thing. They're a great thing to have. But it's not the only thing. Aside from certifications, my experience talking to people in the industry, you want to do soft skills. Are you good at relating to people? A lot of the technical stuff is very specific company to company. And they could teach that. You want to get a nice base of technology and technical learning. But you want to have those soft skills, being able to relate to customers, kind of breaking the typical IT guy mold of being surly and being anti-social. Those types of good communication skills are very valued by companies. So you want to find a school that helps focus on that, that gives you a complete education on all of that.

A special thanks to Jacob Sorem for sitting with us today to talk with us about some really important information about the field of information systems management. So if this series really sparked an interest for you to want to pursue your degree, or even educational opportunities or credentialing for information systems management, please visit www.rasmussen.edu.

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This article was written by Rasmussen College - School of Technology. Founded in 1900, Rasmussen College is a premier provider of educational experiences, dedicated to the growth and development of its students, employees, and the communities it serves. Rasmussen College offers Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees in fields with the greatest occupation opportunities to more than 15,000 students both online and through its campus locations.

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