Skills in demand: Project management and risk planning

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Skills in demand: System engineers
Skills in demand: System engineers

Since the Sept. 11 attacks, IT business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) specialists have been in great and continuously growing demand. These pros document mission-critical IT assets, assess the costs of a potential loss, define options for their protection and implement their plans.

What it takes

BC/DR positions require project management, business process and risk planning experience. 

Compensation

Salaries for BC/risk analysts range from $35k to $70k; while salaries for BC/DR planners range from $78k to $105k. 

Source: Jerry Irvine, CIO and EVP of sales at Prescient Solutions

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