Internet Consultants


Overview

Internet Consultants

Introduction

Internet consultants use their technological and computer skills to help people or businesses access and utilize the Internet. Their work may include implementing or refining a computer network, creating a Web site, establishing an online ordering or product support system, or training employees to maintain and update their newly established Web site. Some consultants work independently, and others may be employed by a consulting firm.

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Median Salary

$78,692

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Internship


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Skills

Business Management


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Personality Traits

Enterprising

Earnings

Internet consultants' earnings vary widely depending on their geographic location, type of work performed, and their experience and reputation. Beginning consultants make around $35,000 per year. Some consultants have salaries that exceed $150,000 a year.

According to PayScale.com, information technology consultants earned median annual salaries of $78,692 in 2016. Earnings ranged from l...

Work Environment

Internet consultants 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 onsite 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 spend time working at the consult...

Outlook

Employment of management consultants who specialize in IT consulting is expected to be strong. The U.S. Department of Labor, reports the following employment outlooks in IT -related fields from 2018 to 2028: 

  • computer systems design and related services: +24.3 percent
  • management, scientific, and technical consulting services: +21.5 percent
  • software publishers: +19...

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