What's it like to be a Technical Consultant?
Technical Consultants are support roles to help an organization become more efficient with the use of technology. They can be experts in specific Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms or generalists with a wide knowledge of technical solutions. Technical Consultants provide advice and solutions to help companies become more efficient with technology. Technical Consultants can work in-house as part of a company’s IT team or as an independent consultant.
Tasks and duties
- Meeting with stakeholders to identify project requirements and suggest solutions.
- Setting project scopes, timelines, and deliverables.
- Implementing new technologies, software, and processes.
- Overseeing training for new technologies and disseminating training materials to the company.
- Staying up to date with trends in technology to help the company.
- Reviewing and recommending software programs.
- Documenting processes and looking for ways to improve them.
- Creating customized software solutions for stakeholders.
How to become a Technical Consultant
Technical Consultants usually hold a degree in computer science or information technology. Completing a degree and having relevant experience are required for this role.
Graduate with a bachelor degree in computer science or information technology. Learn coding, programming, cybersecurity, and networking.
Complete an internship. Gain experience by interning in an IT team or in an agency providing technology solutions to clients. This can give you a boost when you apply for entry-level positions.
Apply for entry-level positions. Your internship experience may give you leverage.
Learn more about technology trends. Technology evolves fast so you need to keep an eye on the latest trends. These new trends may greatly improve the performance or efficiency of the company that you’re working for.