Educational Requirements for Technology Consultants

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Although technology and science has increased considerably in the past decades, it has caused more problems to arise for B2B. There have been wonderful advancements that allow more technological facilities to be built along with new energy production centers. As new construction grows the focus in our society including the environment has become more focused on quantity and less on quality. Environmental issues have finally taken a front seat in this high tech industry we live in. One of the most important reasons is the controversy in the compliance of the regulatory issues such as quality control and environmental protection issues.

Therefore the education and requirement will vary from post to post however, the analytical mindset must also exhibit the ability to lead a team during various projects. For example in energy production facilities, environmental issues or the lack thereof can become a catalyst to unforeseeable disasters. In addition; when discussing nuclear energy production facilities or namely nuclear reactors; Compliance issues become a matter of public safety. As public safety issue rise, whether in the private sector or a government level the demand for this type of Consulting has tripled in the last decade.

If one wants to get into the technology fields then In order to work as a Compliance Consultant an Engineering degree with management capabilities are required. A Compliance Consultant can command $45,000.00 the first year to $75,000.00 per project. The variations in pay scale are reflective on the years and experience the consultant brings to their potential employer.

With an Engineer background and project submission experience, becoming an Engineering Consulting can be a lucrative career choice. The demands for Engineering Consultants are at a rise. Experienced consultants can make $80,000-$100,000 a year. If the Consultant works as a freelance or per project basis then they can command from $100,00 per project to $150,000. Again these numbers are dependent on bids made and the scope of the work needed. Variations in salaries will also depend on travel needed, Management skills, and a prior proven work history.

As an IT consultant salaries are lucrative. If the individual were willing to travel to the project site their salaries would be more profitable. Opportunities are available worldwide for the right candidate. Exhibiting an excellent work history along with a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering is sought after. Salaries in 2006 were an average of $81,000 a year to $112,000. As the demand grows there has been an increase in salary by of 2.6% for the year 2007. The jump is slowly increasing the average salary from $83,000 a year to $116,000.

More and more companies are requiring an MBA to handle some of their larger projects. More so than not when Consultants finish projects in time and within budget, it will give them the ability to bid on future projects offered by the same company. Therefore it is imperative for a successful candidate to have an excellent portfolio. Many operations management consultants branch out after working for a major company and open their own agency. The monetary advantages are obvious, however when a consultant bids on a project it is best when they can provide a successful track record.
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