Information technology specialists use their computer skills in a variety of ways in the forest products industry. Managing land-related data with geographic information systems (GIS) is a key duty. IT specialists also maintain computer networks, run databases, record data in the field, and manage software applications. Working as an IT specialist might also require you to develop and implement information systems. You may also provide technical support and troubleshooting services to staff. Working as an IT specialist opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory or managerial positions.
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A bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer systems engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related discipline will open up an array of opportunities in the forest products industry. You can also opt for a college program in computer science. Certification or training from software vendors will also enhance your options.
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|Augustana University College ( University of Alberta)|
The requirements listed are generally required qualifications for this Career Type. The qualifications may vary based on the employer and/or the geographic location of that job.
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