There are those who should have customer service on speed dial and those who repair system errors like Mozart plunking out a piano concerto. In our technologic age where devices going haywire send people into a tailspin, an astute IT (information technology) specialist is likened to a reliable therapist.
|“With today’s dependency on the internet, computers and information, there is a high demand for an information technology specialist.”|
It isn’t small beans when intruders hack into computer systems. The staggering cost of network security breaches in 2009 was over $559.7 million. To businesses who desire company preservation and security, IT specialists are practically superheroes. Because of the need for protection and the potential threat of hackers, there’s always a high demand for IT experts.
So you’re more tech-savvy than the average Joe, but where do you go from there? There are several jobs for the IT-minded individual to consider. Certain IT roles benefit from specific skill sets a person may inhabit. For example, a network administrator is the perfect job for a multitasking wizard. A network administrator is in charge of keeping bugs out of computer systems, stopping interruptions and preventing security breaches. They wear many hats as a manager, repairman and “exterminator.” For those who work well with others and like giving advice (and getting paid for it), working as a consultant may be in their future. IT consultants’ help companies choose technology-based solutions to make their businesses run effectively and smoothly. They may work on their own or with a consulting firm.
The road to a career in IT begins with education. While an associate’s degree can lead to an entry level position, graduating with a bachelor’s in computer science or computer engineering increases the likelihood of getting hired. Salaries for a specialist can range from $40,000 to even $120,000 a year.
At NSK, we have a legion of IT specialists with years of expertise and multiple specialties. Our team provides preventative IT maintenance services and monitoring for small business clients. They dabble in a variety of services including data protection, storage, networking and hosting. And in case you’re wondering, yes—our technicians and consultants all hold bachelor’s degrees.
Informationtechnologyspecialist.net is a great starting point for those who are curious about working in IT. Who knows, maybe this will be your first step towards becoming a part of the NSK staff.
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