Career Outlook

Today’s CIOs and other technology management leaders exist at a significant crossroads, responsible for more than just the overall technological direction of their organizations. Increasingly, many IT leaders are now essential members of executive teams, called upon to provide organizations with expert visions on guiding strategic direction, establishing competitive advantages, and driving business innovation.

With this increased focus on strategy, today’s IT professionals must strike a balance between core technical knowledge and big-picture thinking toward organizational objectives: They must be able to think about business and people power as much as technology power.

According to the 2017 State of the CIO survey, which polled more than 600 IT leaders, 60 percent of respondents said they expected to face challenges related to an IT skills shortage in the coming 12 months—up 11 percent from 2016.

This section has testimonials from current students and alumni.
  • Headshot of John Gilroy, Faculty

    The program's courses are solidly rooted in state-of-the-art technical training. This is tempered with engagement with local companies. My students interact with local technology leaders on a one-to-one basis outside the classroom and with speakers inside the classroom; additionally, they participate in a podcast that has them ‘face off’ with local startups.”

    John Gilroy, Faculty Master's in Technology Management

Average salary of computer and information systems managers $135,800 15% Projected job growth of computer and information systems managers, 2014–2024 60% Percentage of IT leaders expecting to face challenges related to an IT skills shortage in the coming year Where do people in this field work? Computer systems design and related services 20% Finance and insurance 12% Information 11% Management of companies and enterprises 10% Manufacturing 9%

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, CIO.com

Georgetown’s program prepares you with the well-rounded expertise to fill this void. By the time you leave the program, you’ll be positioned to offer the technical and leadership skills that today’s employers increasingly demand.