Kansas Information Systems Schools

Computer Information Systems Industry Outlook in Kansas:

Some of the most important jobs in Kansas over the next decade do not necessarily exist in abundance yet. However, of the nation’s two largest growing fields, healthcare and technology, it will be technology that those who are interested and work hard can benefit from the most.

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According to a recent study by the Computer Science Department at Kansas State, many of Kansas’ top Information Systems professionals in 2009 could be found in the following fields:

  • Transportation,
  • Healthcare and Medicine
  • Communications
  • Education & Research
  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Homeland Security / Military
  • Marketing
  • Infrastructure and Engineering
  • Traditional Sciences
  • Entertainment / TV / Video Gaming / Visual Effects
  • Software Development
  • Web Development / Design
  • Business IT

Kansas Computer Information Systems Salaries and Areas of Occupation:

Kansas’ wages were slightly lower than the national average for the Information Systems industry, yet significantly higher than the median household income within the state and the region. For this reason, a career in this field, along with the state’s lower average cost of living, provides a very lucrative career choice. Nearly 75 percent of Kansas’ Information Systems specialists have at least a four-year degree in this field, many with even higher. For those with a degree, starting salaries and benefits tend to be higher than for those without.

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

Position Monthly Annual
25th Percentile $6,200 $74,200
75th Percentile $10,000 $120,000
90th Percentile $12,700 $152,800
Median Salary $7,850 $94,100

Source: Salary.com 2009

Schools offering online and campus-based education programs in Kansas:

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