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Information Technology (IT) Specialist

 

Overview

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
  • CompTIA