Information technologists are employed by a variety of business chains/offices which require large numbers of computers to function, and their essential responsibility is to keep all computers and technological infrastructure updated and functioning properly. Resolving technical issues on a moderate scale is also part of the job, as it keeps the company technologically-competitive on a larger scale. Hardware and software issues, IT systems, cabling, and routers are also part of the regular work routine.
Information technologists are also responsible for performing routine computer security and database duties, and may be assigned special projects such as configuring, designing, and maintaining complex network architectures and even training non-technical workers in business technology.
Those in this position also work with external partners, including vendors, consultants, and agencies, to keep up with system integration. They must always keep up with the latest advances in technology, as being well-informed of these advances is essential to the ongoing development of the business.
A Bachelor's degree in a computer science-related field is preferred, but not required. Prior work experience is beneficial, and a minimum of an Associate's degree is required depending the applicant's certification and specialization. Work hours are regular, but may vary depending on unexpected technical issue which may arise within the company.
Information Technologist Tasks
Provide technical support to staff by answering questions and addressing concerns.
Establish technological security procedures and govern data and information systems.
Orchestrate the technological efficiency of an organization, including computer performance, communications, and networking.
Perform installation of computer hardware and communications networks.