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Network Management


Earnings Potential

  • The salary of a Network Manager is typically $72,287 per year (
  • Network Planning Managers typically makes a salary of $95,548 per year (
  • A Network Control Manager makes a salary of $89,578 per year (Salary.Com).

Facts at a glance

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this industry ranks among the fastest growing through the year 2014; however, job competition should remain keen, with the most educated and experienced workers having the best job prospects. 
  • This industry is one of the highest paying. 
  • About 72 percent of workers have a bachelor's or higher degree; 59 percent of all jobs are in managerial, business, financial, and professional occupations.

Summary of what this career entails

Network Mangers manages all network security systems for LAN/WAN, telecommunications, and voice systems. Leads network security administration staff. This career requires a bachelor's degree with at least 5 years of experience in the field. It also relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. They perform a variety of tasks as well as lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected from Network Managers.

Examples and or details of work

On October 04, 2006 reported that IBM, HP, and BMC better watch their backs because there are 10 management companies that are on the rise. These companies promise to take the labor, cost, and complexity out of managing today’s advanced IP networks, applications, and data centers.

IBM announced a new service offering that aims to offer businesses simple and central ways to manage their technology assets. They plan to release a new version of Configuration Management Database software that will include technology from application resource-mapping software. Applications can help businesses notice problems stemming from a change in an application such as a security update rather than from hardware or software failure.

Degrees that lead to this career

Some of the degrees individuals can attain include:

  • B.S. in Information Technology/ Network Administration
  • B.S. in Information Technology- Network Management
  • B.S. in Computer Network Management
  • B.S. in Network and Communication Management
  • B.S. in Telecommunication Network Management

Dubie, Denise. “10 Management Companies to Watch.” 04 Oct. 2006.
02 Nov. 2006.

Gohring, Nancy. “IBM Announces New Service Management Offerings.” 06 Oct. 2006. 02 Nov. 2006.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition, Computer and Information Systems Managers, on the Internet at 2000-2006. 02 November 2006.