Information Technology Consultants

Information Technology (IT) consultants, also known as computer consultants and digital consultants, help clients design and implement IT systems or develop better IT practices; provide strategic advice on social media and IT issues; and train staff members working in IT areas such as hardware/software design and setup, computer security, network setup and administration, and search engine marketing.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Computer Consultants, Digital Consultants
Duties Help clients design and implement IT systems or develop better IT practices; provide strategic advice on social media and IT issues; train staff members working in IT areas
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are especially strong in large cities such as Boston, New York, and Chicago
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Speech
Experience Completion of at least one internship in college is highly recommended
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Skills
  • Computer
  • Information Management
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Excellent
Advancement Prospects Good
Career Ladder
  • Partner, or Self-Employed, or IT Executive
  • IT Consultant
  • Associate

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