Computer Information Systems


Administrative Assistant $30,013**
Word Processing Operator $42,139.11*
Computer Support Specialist $54,299.83*
Database Administrators $97,175.77*
Web Developer $50,662.89*
Computer and Information Systems Managers $132,463.92***
Computer Network Architects $110,559.96***
Computer Network Support Specialists $59,516.67***
Computer Occupations, All Other $76,868.87***
Computer Programmers $88,579.00***
Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary $99,925.13***
Computer Systems Analysts $85,631.34***
Computer User Support Specialists $57,887.64***
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers $39,248.69***
Network and Computer Systems Administrators $85,550.03***
Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $96,460.74***

*EMSI, 2020.1 dataset for San Bernardino and Riverside counties

**Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 annual mean wage. Most positions require bachelor’s degree or above

***Source: EMSI, 2021.1 dataset for San Bernardino and Riverside counties 



Career Info

An associate of science in computer information systems can lead to a career working with information systems, data communications and networking, or information management. Employment opportunities include jobs as an applications developer, microcomputer service technician, help desk specialist, computer operator, software designer, computer security specialist, network administrator, systems developer or database specialist.

Potential Careers

  • Administrative assistant
  • Application developer
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer support specialist
  • Computer engineer
  • Data and network security expert
  • Database administrator
  • Information systems specialist
  • Multimedia designer
  • Network/systems administrator
  • Network administrator
  • Software designer
  • Software engineer
  • System analyst
  • Systems developer
  • Telecommunications specialist
  • Web designer
  • Word processing operator

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