Some of the skills we found on information engineer resumes included "procedures," "customer service," and "linux." We have detailed the most important information engineer responsibilities below.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an information engineer. We found that 59.9% of information engineers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 12.9% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most information engineers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven information engineers were not college graduates.
The information engineers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied computer science and electrical engineering, while a small population of information engineers studied information technology and business.
Once you're ready to become an information engineer, you should explore the companies that typically hire information engineers. According to information engineer resumes that we searched through, information engineers are hired the most by Keysight, Kaiser Permanente, and Smith & Nephew. Currently, Keysight has 13 information engineer job openings, while there are 10 at Kaiser Permanente and 10 at Smith & Nephew.
If you're interested in companies where information engineers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Twitter, Riverbed Holdings, and Fortinet. We found that at Twitter, the average information engineer salary is $136,347. Whereas at Riverbed Holdings, information engineers earn roughly $131,340. And at Fortinet, they make an average salary of $131,169.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a information engineer include IBM, Verizon Communications, and United States Army. These three companies were found to hire the most information engineers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
In general, information engineers fulfill roles in the technology and finance industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the information engineer annual salary is the highest in the telecommunication industry with $112,428 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the health care and insurance industries pay $95,144 and $93,952 respectively. This means that information engineers who are employed in the telecommunication industry make 35.6% more than information engineers who work in the manufacturing Industry.