Computer Network Support Specialists

General Information

Description

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), cloud networks, servers, and other data communications networks. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

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Job Outlook

Overall employment of computer support specialists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 70,400 openings for computer support specialists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$65,450

Military salary*

$92,428

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State-by-state Salary

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$88,300
$39,320
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 46%
  • Associate's degree 21%
  • Some college 13%
  • Post-secondary certificate 10%
  • High school 4%
  • Post baccalaureate 1%
  • Post-master's certificate 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
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