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Information Technologist

Information Technologists answer computer related questions, investigate complaints and work with others in a team environment to resolve users' software and hardware problems.

What Do Information Technologists Do?

• Respond to users who are experiencing computer or software related problems
• Explain software errors to computer programmers and recommend changes to programs
• Arrange to have defective software and hardware products replaced or repaired
• Test hardware and software
• Train users on new applications
• Install and maintain hardware, software and peripheral equipment
• Install programs and analyze performance
• Maintain programs once they are in use

Where do Information Technologists work?
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• AREVA and Cameco
• Manufacturing companies
• Schools and Colleges
• Governments
• Health Authorities and Health Regions

Job Titles

• Computer Specialist
• Information Technology Specialist
• Client Support Analyst
• Help Desk Support Analyst
• Information Clerk
• Technical Support Analyst

What characteristics do you need?

• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to pay close attention to details
• Good decision making and problem solving skills
• Aptitude for mathematics and science
• Remain patient and persistent when dealing with frustrating problems and users
• Work well under pressure and meet deadlines

Estimated Average Hourly Wage from Service Canada - Saskatchewan - $33.89/hour

Post-Secondary Institute

• University of Saskatchewan – Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
o Degree Program
o Require: Grade 12 with a minimum of 70% average including Math B30 and Math C30
o Length: four-years

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