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- Other common doctoral occupations
- IT consultant
Between 2006 and 2009, 0.3% of working doctoral graduates or 45 employed doctoral graduates, are known to have been working as information technology (IT) consultants six months after graduation.
IT consultants are included in the ‘other common doctoral occupations' employment cluster.
An IT consultant works in partnership with clients, advising them how to use information technology in order to meet their business objectives or overcome problems. Consultants work to improve the structure and efficiency of an organisation's IT systems.
IT consultants may be used to provide strategic guidance to organisations with regard to IT technology, IT infrastructures and the enablement of major business processes through enhancements to IT. They can also be used to provide guidance during selection and procurement as well providing highly expert technical assistance, and may be responsible for user training and feedback.
IT consultants may be involved in sales and business development, as well as technical duties.