Knowledge Worker Paper
“Knowledge workers are people who create, use, and disseminate knowledge and include professionals in science, engineering, business, and other areas” (Stair & Reynolds, 2015). I currently work for the US Postal Service and I feel as if my profession would be considered as a “knowledge worker” profession. My job requires me to handle sensitive information daily and essentially “disseminate” the information that is enclosed within the envelopes. Not only do I deliver mail, or “knowledge”, to individuals, but I am required to essential create knowledge when requested to. An example of this is when an agency like Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests an updated address for an individual. I am required to give them the most up to date information I have available.
I have done other technical jobs in the past, before working for the US Postal Service, that I would consider to be a “knowledge worker” profession. I was an alarm system installer and servicer for a local company here in Maryland. That job had many technical aspects and taught me many useful skills and information.
As for my dream job, I really would like to be a computer forensics investigator for either a state agency or the government. Computer forensics requires a great deal of knowledge and technical skills. The knowledge of encryption, anti-forensics, knowledge of many computer aspects, and knowledge of laws which pertain to what you are investigating are all aspects of a “knowledge worker”. A computer forensics investigator also has to use the knowledge gained from the investigation to either prove or disprove a theory or accusation. Computer forensics will also require the distribution of the knowledge gained from the investigation to the proper agencies or to testify in court about what they found during the investigation.
I feel that there are many jobs that could be considered a“knowledge worker” profession. Whether it be a tiny bit of information gained, it may still be very useful.
Stair, R. M., & Reynolds, G. W. (2015). Principles of Information Systems. Boston: Cenage Learning.