Computer Information Systems

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 06:38 AM

I know that the Computer Information Systems major offered at most colleges focus on things such as networking and information security, but most also have a course load heavy with programming. Does anyone know what the job market would look like for a coder with a CIS degree vs a CS degree?
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Re: Computer Information Systems

Posted 23 March 2010 - 06:41 AM

This is probably better suited for the Corner Cubicle forum, so I'll move it there.
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Re: Computer Information Systems

Posted 23 March 2010 - 06:44 AM

in my country it all depend on the exp. you have and how good will you perform on the interview.
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Re: Computer Information Systems

Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:36 AM

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in my country it all depend on the exp. you have and how good will you perform on the interview.


Awesome! What country is this? I'm in USA and you cannot find a job posting that doesn't mention a BS in CS at the very least.
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Re: Computer Information Systems

Posted 23 March 2010 - 06:47 PM

one thing you have to remember as stated in other posts is that a degree is really only to get you passed the HR reps that have no knowledge of anything IT. What counts is the WOW factor in an interview.
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Re: Computer Information Systems

Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:27 PM

View PostJayp806, on 23 March 2010 - 07:38 AM, said:

I know that the Computer Information Systems major offered at most colleges...

I would strongly suggest doing some research on this. I went to a college that offered a garbage CIS degree that no other accredited colleges will pick up. The CIS degree that I have is a dead end degree. Be careful.
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Re: Computer Information Systems

Posted 24 March 2010 - 05:18 AM

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Awesome! What country is this? I'm in USA and you cannot find a job posting that doesn't mention a BS in CS at the very least.

I have an Electronics Degree and lots of my friends that have the same degree work as programmers. My brother have Automation degree and work as programmer.
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 10:15 AM

I'm stuck in CIS because there isn't an affordable CS program in English here. The upside is that this means that locally there are plenty of jobs available for the international college kids, because nothing better is available at their price range for their skill set. The downsides should be obvious- no chance to continue my studies in any non-bullshit degree without completely starting over. It's incredibly frustrating. I bet there's money in starting an international tech school here- the price of living per year is ridiculously cheap for the quality of life you get, same reason that medical tourism is so big here, you could bill it as a boarding school or some such.
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