IT Director

Career Overview

An IT Director oversees all of the technology within an organization. This may involve planning for future technology/equipment and maintaining what equipment they already have. Craig, the director featured in this video, works at a large beach resort.

Education

The degrees/certifications required for this position may depend on the organization. Some people focus on gaining technical skills and certifications, while other focus on getting a computer-related or business degree that relates to technology. Some might earn a four-year bachelor's degree in computer or information science or management information systems.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$85,380 /yr
$142,530 /yr
$208,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Computer Science
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Technology - as much as possible!
Work Environment

IT Directors can work in any organization that contains a lot of technology. This position may require someone to be on call and available at all times of the night when technology goes down.

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

References
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada