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Information Technology Consultants

Advancement Prospects

IT consultants have several avenues for advancement. As they become known as experts in their field, the demand for their services will increase. This demand can support an increase in fees. They can also specialize in a certain aspect of IT consulting (such as social media), which can increase their client base and fees. Those working for consulting firms may move into management or partner positions. Consultants who want to work independently can advance by starting their own consulting businesses. Eventually they may be able to hire consultants to work for them. Consultants who work for corporations can advance to executive-level positions such as chief information officer, chief security officer, chief technology officer, director of information technology, director/vice president of e-commerce/e-business, Internet technology architect/strategist, and vice president of information technology. Because of the continuous developments within the IT industry, the advancement possibilities for consultants who continually upgrade their knowledge and skills are practically endless. 

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