Sector: Manufacturing

IT Specialist

An IT career could be for you if...
Your skills include critical thinking, reading comprehension and monitoring.
Your interests can be described as enterprising, investigative and conventional.
Your values include working conditions, support and achievement.

Career Overview

As an IT specialist, you may plan, direct, or coordinate activities related to electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming. In the forest products industry, you could use your computer skills to manage land-related data with geographic information systems (GIS). Other responsibilities may include maintaining computer networks, running databases, recording data in the field, and managing software applications. If you work in this field, there may be opportunities for advancement to supervisory or managerial positions.

Other job titles include: application development director, computing services director, data processing manager, information systems director (IS Director), information systems manager (IS Manager), information systems supervisor (IS Supervisor), information technology director (IT Director), information technology manager (IT Manager), MIS Director (management information systems director), technical services manager

Education and Training

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.


National Average Annual Salary
$97,430.00 - $198,550.00
National Average Hourly Salary
$46.84 - $115.00
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