Métiers et professions en santé et services sociaux

Information Technology (IT) Specialist

Information Technology (IT) Specialist


salaire Min. 24,78 $ / h
Max. 35,67 $ / h

Description and Responsibilities

IT specialists provide software and hardware configuration, optimization and security of information systems, technological infrastructures and telecommunication networks. They ensure the establishment, operation and evolution of complex technological components. IT specialists support computer technicians in solving problems. They may be called upon to develop plans for the implementation of technological projects and coordinate the work of a team of computer technicians.

Source: Comité patronal de négociation du secteur de la santé et des services sociaux  (in French only)

Education and Training Requirements

IT specialists must have a college diploma in computer science technology Ce lien ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre or a certificate in relevant studies recognized by a competent authority. They must have a minimum of 4 years of experience in their area of specialization and hold a specialization certification issued by a competent and recognized authority in information technology.

Required Interests, Skills and Personality Type

  • Must be a good communicator and listener
  • Must be responsible and organized
  • Must enjoy working in a team with colleagues and other professionals
  • Must have ability to synthesize information
  • Must love contact with the public

Personality Type (RIASEC)

  • I - Prefers studying, understanding and solving problems
  • R - Prefers practical work and handling tools
  • C - Prefers to work in a methodical and structured way, according to established standards

Work Environment

IT specialists commonly work in healthcare facilities, university hospital centres and academic institutions (in French only).

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