Information Technology Specialist

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Associate's Degree

In a world increasingly reliant on technology, IT specialists are in demand at rapid speed. These professionals focus on an organization’s specific needs – whether that be network analysis, system administration, security or web administration. IT specialists are problem solvers who handle issues and complications as they arise and work diligently to prevent them. No matter which hat they wear, IT specialists are analytical thinkers who keep systems running and productivity high.

Also known as: Information Technology System Specialist, Information Technology Support Specialist, Technology Integration Specialist
Learning Strategies
Financial Management
Management of Materials
Personnel Management
Service Orientation
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Troubleshoot system issues
Provide assistance to system users
Purchase new software and hardware equipment
Update software
Communicate frequently with clients and IT team members
Maintain databases and retrieve files
Train users on information systems
Remain informed of industry trends and developments
Meet Alex
Information Technology Specialist
"IT is a broad field. You can apply your skillset, interpersonal skillset, your actual configuration skills, how you write sequel queries. All that is transferable skills to different fields."
B.S. Management Information Systems and International Business, M.S. iManagement Information Systems

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