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Computer Network Architects


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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. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.


Currently Employed: 440

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $34.12 - $50.34

Typical Annual Salary: $71,000 - $104,700

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: 5 years or more

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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  • Computer servers
  • Network analyzers
  • Network switches
  • Notebook computers
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  • Administration software
  • Development environment software
  • Network monitoring software
  • Operating system software
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