What does an Information Specialist do?

Information specialists configure, install, and maintain the systems and processes that manage technical and scientific information. After gathering insight that allows them to identify organizational needs, they arrange systems for handling data that will meet those objectives. They install and oversee technological resources, which may include hardware systems, software programs, and other components. They manage system integrations, set up data analysis processes, and provide technical support. They also provide guidance in establishing policies and procedures for managing information and related systems.

Information specialists typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field, along with a background in IT roles. They must be comfortable setting up and maintaining information management systems, and have familiarity with common data management programs and platforms. These roles require strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
3%
2 - 4
4%
5 - 7
0%
8+
93%

Common Skill Sets

Responses
Microsoft Office Suite
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Releases
Writing
Attention To Detail
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Information Specialist Seniority Levels

Network Administrator
18% made the transition
Systems Administrator
10% made the transition
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Information Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$57,971 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$32K
Median: $58K
$104K
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