What can I do? Computer Network Architects

Computer Network Architects

Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets.[1]

Entry Level Education – Bachelor’s degree

2019 Median Pay – $112,690 ($54.18/hour)

Job outlook – 5%

What they do: Network Architects design and build communication networks. They help develop the design of the network and what network tools and devices will be used for the design.

Where do I start: Learn Networking

Certifications: COMPTIA Network+

Where do they fall in the NIST[2] – Network Operations Specialist under the Network Services Specialty Area

[1] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-network-architects.htm

[2] https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-181.pdf

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