Information Technology (IT) Specialist
Serves as support to branch offices and administrative office on all phases of technology use by employees.
What responsibilities will I have?
- Assist in Administering and maintaining technical infrastructure that includes, but not limited to: customer servers, switches routers, desktops, laptops and networks where applicable and as needed to support Technical Services Systems & IT structure
- Assist in administering and maintaining security, hardware and applications for all Technical Services Systems
- Administers and maintains virtualization technologies and all current and future programs/software
- Assist in the development of innovative new technologies that will enhance the company’s position in the market.
- Research and test new technologies for implementation into the IT portfolio, as directed
- Performs maintenance and troubleshooting on company computers
- Ensures computers are secure from cyber threats
- Installs and supports software programs used by the company
- Provides training and support to employees
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science or related field is required.
To pursue a career as a IT specialist:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, computer courses, mathematics and coding.
Where can I work?
Most companies both large and small have IT specialists to maintain employee computers and company computing systems.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The job outlook for a IT specialist will be good over the next five years.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations
- Association of Information Technology Professionals
- Network Professionals Association