Florida Information Systems Schools

Computer Information Systems Industry Outlook in Florida:

Florida has recently become home to a growing number of companies either providing, or using, Information Systems to run their businesses faster and smoother. This number is expected to increase by nearly 20 percent over the next six years according to CareerInfoNet.com. Moreover, of this growing number of workers, over 72 percent are expected to complete at least a four-year degree from a college or university before starting their career.

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According to CTI Career Search, Florida Information Systems specialists are found in greater numbers in Tampa, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Bay, and West Palm Beach where positions are the most frequent.  However, it is Pensacola where the highest salaries are found, followed by Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Those interested in a career in Information Systems in Florida should look into these cities to begin their career search.

Information Systems graduates often earn more than other recent college graduates. In fact, information systems graduates rank among the highest starting salaries for all majors. As of 2009, the top three areas of computer information systems graduates in the state of Florida and their average starting salaries are available below:

  • Computer Scientists & Engineers - $70,590
  • Systems Analyst - $59,180
  • Computer Programmer - $50,590

To get started with your career, research our list of online and campus based programs in your area, to find one that works for you.

Florida Computer Information Systems Salaries and Areas of Occupation:

Salaries and benefits for Florida Computer Information Systems professionals are on par with those of the national average. They are much higher, however, than the average household income in Florida. However, with the high amount of expected growth, many of Florida’s companies and public agencies will be looking for the state’s best and well-educated information systems specialists. Those with a higher degree will be at the forefront of these salaries.

As usual, many government agencies in Florida offer excellent benefit packages, including retirement and health care. The highest salaries, however, are generally found in the private sector. See Florida’s list of available jobs in this field at www.florida.gov.

A table of Florida average salaries for the Information Systems sector is available below:

Position Monthly Annual
25th Percentile $7,350 $88,400
75th Percentile $11,500 $138,300
90th Percentile $13,850 $166,400
Median Salary $9,300 $111,600

Source: Salary.com 2009

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