Information Engineer

Equip a business with the software that best matches its needs.
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Quick Stats


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Good

Salary Range
$42,000 – $118,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Information Engineers do?

Technology is all around us, and there’s no end to the ways it is being used in today’s fast-paced, modern society. Individuals constantly interact with each other through texting, email, and social network sites. And for businesses, failing to keep up with technological trends can cost them customers and profits. An Information Engineer works to make sure a business is using the best applications in a way that helps them achieve corporate goals.

As an Information Engineer, you start a job by analyzing the problem that needs a solution. You ask questions and listen carefully to the answers so you can pinpoint whether there’s a glitch in the line of communication, a marketing campaign that’s not reaching the target audience, or flaws in a manufacturing design.

Once you’ve diagnosed the problem, you work with a team to design a new system, formulate new procedures, or implement new software. Your team includes other Information Engineers, financial representatives, the research and development department, marketing executives, and software specialists.

Together, you evaluate all angles of the new process, software, or application, always keeping in mind the overall goal of the company. Before the staff is notified of the change and the manual is written, you thoroughly test the new program to work out any kinks. After a round of debugging and final approval by management, you implement the software (or other application), train the staff, and move on to the next project.


Should I be an Information Engineer?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to become an Information Engineer

    We recommend at least a Bachelor's degree. Check out these schools offering Information Engineer-related education!
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