What does an Information Technology Specialist do?

As an IT Specialist you will work in positions using computer-based information systems. You will work with both network and software applications and computer hardware. You will design, operate and maintain technology products. You may work with any business, agency or organization that uses technology.

An ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering with any IT certification and a minimum of 3 years in a similar role. You must be proficient in several programming languages and be experienced in writing code. You will have an expert level proficiency in MS Office Applications, including Project. You will have a previous technical support role and be familiar with a range of software and hardware. You will have a willingness to travel to client sites to complete the work required.

What responsibilities are common for Information Technology Specialist jobs?
  • Meet with prospective clients to determine requirements
  • Engage with clients to define the scope of the project
  • Plan timeline and resources needed for project
  • Travel to client sites
  • Responsible for network management, software development and database administration
  • Define software, hardware and network requirements
  • Identify and resolve project issues
  • Prepare project status reports
What are the typical qualifications for Information Technology Specialist jobs?
  • Any IT certification, required
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Proficient in several programming languages
  • Experienced writing code
  • Expert level in Microsoft Office Applications, including Project
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiar with a range of software and hardware
  • Previous technical support role
  • Willing to travel to client sites
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

Information Technology Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$69,515 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $70K
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IT Department
Jan 25, 2022

“Sometimes the fit was not always spot on but when it was the gear was top notch.”

Tractor SupplyTractor Supply
IT Generalist
Jul 8, 2021

“I felt like the work I did was important and my team and I did it well.”

Ata Freight LineAta Freight Line
Information Technology
Sept 30, 2021

“It's great to be rewarded for good work and to have the opportunity to advance quickly.”

Inseev InteractiveInseev Interactive
Information Technology
Sept 7, 2021

“I have a highly specialized and I appreciate the training that I got for this.”

Pret A MangerPret A Manger
Senior IT Specialist
Nov 16, 2020

“Experienced bullying from my manager itself and try to escalate but didn’t go well .Lots of favoritism..”

Frankel ZachariaFrankel Zacharia
Information Technology
Feb 20, 2022

“The CPA department are all amazing people and I will truly miss being around them.”

Ignite Marketing GroupIgnite Marketing Group
Customer Acquisition Specialist
Oct 8, 2020

“They continued to focus on the teams personal and professional development which I loved to see.”

Brady Sullivan PropertiesBrady Sullivan Properties
IT Employee
Mar 16, 2021

“I received regular pay increases and the work was interesting for an entry level job.”

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