Information Technology Consultants


Overview

Introduction

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.

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Median Salary

$103,350

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Employment Prospects

Excellent

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Completion of at least one internship in college is highly recomm


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Creative

Earnings

Salaries and hourly rates for IT consultants vary greatly, based on their levels of education and experience, specialization, and employer. Management consultants who worked in computer systems design and related services had mean annual earnings of $103,350 in May 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salaries for all management consultants ranged from less than $49,700 to $154,310 ...

Work Environment

Information technology consultants can expect to work in a variety of settings. Depending on the project, independent consultants may work out of their homes or private offices. At other times, they may be required to work on-site at the client’s facilities, which may, for example, be a hospital, office building, or factory. Consultants employed by a large or small consulting firm may also spen...

Outlook

Employment growth for Information Technology (IT) consultants is expected to be very good during the next decade; technology is utilized in nearly every area of business, and the fields of social media, data mining/analysis, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, cloud computing and data storage, mobile computing, IT security, and online employee collaboration continue to expand. 

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