Computer Networking Management-Security

Earnings Potential

Salaries vary widely depending on the area of specialization of individual. Field technicians can make between $45,000 and $50,000 a year. Computer support specialists made an average of $40,430 a year, while network and computer systems administrators made an average of $58,100 a year.

Facts at a glance

  • Job opportunities in this field are expected to grow throughout 2014.
  • Someone with up to date comprehension of new technologies and skills have the best chance of employment.
  • If you do not have a degree, certifications, and/or experience in related fields, chance of employment is unlikely.
  • Most companies are being lenient on people who want to work in support positions and do not have a degree or certification.   

Summary of what this career entails

Computer networking management deals with managing computer networks. It covers a wide area of computer issues, such as security, performance, reliability, and the security of both hardware and software. People who start their careers in computer networking usually start at desk support, then computer repair, then to network management.

Examples and or details of work

Computer security specialists plan, coordinate, and implement the entire organization’s information security. According to Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, computer security specialists attempt to create a secure computing platform, designed to let users or programs only perform actions that have been allowed. Computer network security is a very difficult profession to get in because of the intense studying and work you have to dedicate yourself to do.

Degrees that lead to this career

Some of the degrees you can obtain include:

  • A.S. in Computer Networking Administration
  • A.S. in Computer Networking & Security Technology
  • A.S. in Computer Networking and Security Management
  • B.S. in Computer Networking
  • B.S. in Computer Network Management
  • M.S. in Information Systems-Computer Networking Management

Specific Career openings in this field

There are many job opportunities for people that are looking for a career in computer networking management. Depending on the amount of experience you have gained, you can start your own business in related computer fields. You can get a get into computer maintenance, network administration, software installation, computer security, and internet technology.

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition, Computer Support Specialists and Systems Administrators, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos268.htm

Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, Computer Security, on the internet at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Security.

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