Computer Network Architects
|Overview:||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.|
|Duties:||Adjust network sizes to meet volume or capacity demands. See more occupations related to this task. Communicate with customers, sales staff, or marketing staff to determine customer needs. See more occupations related to this task. Communicate with system users to ensure accounts are set up properly or to diagnose and solve operational problems. Coordinate installation of new equipment. Coordinate network operations, maintenance, repairs, or upgrades.|
|Degree(s):||A.S. Engineering Science
A.A.S. Computer Information Systems: Computer Programming Track
A.A.S. Computer Information Systems: Microcomputer Applications Software Track
|Job Outlook:||Employment in this field is projected to grow 9% to 13% from 2014 to 2024, which is faster than the average projected growth for all occupations.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$30,000 to $35,000|
|Education Level:||Training for this occupation generally requires a High School Degree, plus additional coursework in a vocational or technical school. In some cases, employers may require an Associate Degree.|
|Additional Training/Education:||Most employers require completion of either a technical institute certificate program that takes 18 to 20 months or a 2-year college associate degree program. Coursework includes computer hardware and software, networking operations, network wiring and electronics, local area networks (LAN's) and wide area networks (WAN's).|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreementswith other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.