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Computer Network Architects

General Information

Description

Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning, including analysis of capacity needs for network infrastructures. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit78.21%
  2. State and local government8.01%
  3. Private, not for profit7.39%
  4. Self-employed3.23%
  5. Federal government3.17%

Industry areas

  • Information Technology

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+4%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$126,900

State-by-state Salary

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$163,850
$67,290
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 36%
  • Bachelor's degree 31%
  • Post baccalaureate 13%
  • Post-master's certificate 9%
  • Some college 4%
  • Associate's degree 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.
  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.

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Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mathematics

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