Information specialists analyze and manage an organization's information databases which include filling, record-keeping, or stocktaking systems and information distribution. They identify data sources and collect information using surveying and research. Furthermore, they disseminate information on data processes and procedures to staff, clients, and shareholders. The specialists help optimize the organization's processes, develop and implement data storage methods, and help with the digitization of files. Asides from that, they work with the market research team to determine project needs.
Most information specialists have at least a bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or a related field. They also have at least two years of experience in a similar role and they have extensive knowledge of data processes and information systems. Likewise, they are familiar with programming languages. Key skills include communication, attention to detail, multitasking, interpersonal, and research skills. Their salary ranges between $33,000 and $105,000 with an average of $58,967 per year.