An information management officer works in their organization's information technology department. Their chief responsibility is to handle the processing, storage, and security of the organization's data.
Apart from this primary duty, an information management officer may also be responsible for developing information systems, implementing new strategies, handling different data types, preparing documentation, and generating necessary reports. They report directly to managers and may also be expected to make progress reports and presentations.
The typical educational attainment for information management officers is a degree in information technology, computer science, or database management. Apart from that, they must also possess adequate knowledge of databases, information management systems, and the company's methods on policies on handling data.
An information management officer must also be good at communication, time management, problem-solving, and coordination to perform their duties well.
Information management officers earn an average of $56,000 per year. They can find jobs in almost any sector that requires information management but may find more opportunities in technology and finance companies.