Should I Become an Information Technology Specialist?

An information technology (IT) specialist is a computer support and security administrator who assists companies and organizations with managing hardware, software, networking and solving problems. These professionals go by a range of titles, including information security analyst and network administrator. They can find work in a wide variety of industries, like business, government and manufacturing.

Career Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree is common; some employers prefer master’s degrees
  • Computer science, information science or a related field
  • Certification in software products is voluntary but common
  • At least 3 years of IT experience, 5-10 years of experience for upper-level positions
  • Analytical, organizational, leadership, communication and decision-making skills, familiarity with project management software, customer management software, server operating systems, Web platform development software and language platforms like Microsoft SQL, C++ and Perl, capable of using, computer equipment such as servers and network analyzers


  1. Earn a Bachelor’s Degree
  2. Gain Professional Experience
  3. Consider Earning a Master’s Degree
Now I become an Information Technology (IT) Specialist

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