IT consultants help firms and governments employ the technological systems that best support their objectives. This includes working with clients to identify areas of low technological efficiency and boost capabilities, implement new systems, and develop long-term IT strategies aligned with overall goals. Technology plays a large role in business growth and government efficacy, and by retaining IT consultants, clients receive expert guidance on using technology to the fullest advantage.
From the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor:
- 2016 Median Salary (Computer Systems Analyst): $87,220
Do your research to get a better sense of what specific companies in particular cities are paying entry-level software engineers. Check out Glassdoor and Salary.com to get an idea. Also, a cost of living calculator can be very useful when trying to compare salaries in different parts of the country.
Organizations and Alumni
Firms offering IT consulting services include:
- Bain & Company
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Ernst & Young
- Eze Software Group
- IBM Consulting