An IT Specialist is someone who helps companies manage their IT operations and maintain their software, hardware and networking systems. In general, people working in IT  jobs are responsible for:

 

  • Troubleshooting problems with business software, hardware and networking systems
  • Identifying probable IT issues and resolving them to ensure seamless IT operations
  • Training staff to effectively use existing and new IT solutions
  • Maintaining security and keeping online threats at bay
  • Determining business or industry IT needs and creating IT solutions to meet them

Employers usually look for a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field. However, someone with master’s degree in IT and additional certifications are offered senior positions and higher salaries.  An IT specialist with few years of experience typically earns $45,000 per year. The salary increases as they gain experience.  IT specialists working in IT development and finance sectors command higher salaries than their peers.


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