Man testing connections on servers with lots of wires

Computer Network Architects design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. They perform network modeling, analysis, and planning and may also design network and computer security measures. They may research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.

Sample of reported job titles: Network Analyst, Network Consultant, Network Engineer, Network Manager, Networking Systems and Distributed Systems Engineer, System Programmer, Systems Analyst, Systems Engineer, Telecommunications Analyst, Telecommunications Engineer

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $36.62/hr
  • 38 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2016-2021: 21%
  • Retirement Risk: Insufficient Data
  • Gender Diversity: 16% of Local Employees are Female

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*

Graphic Literacy
4 5 5

Training and Prep

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.