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Computer Network Architects

Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks.

Computer Network Architects

About this Career Path

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.

Also known as

15-1143

Environment

Most computer network architects work full time. About 1 in 4 worked more than 40 hours per week in 2014.

Salary Breakdown

Computer Network Architects

$96,860

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$72,050

ENTRY LEVEL

$96,860

MID LEVEL

$119,040

EXPERT LEVEL

$46.57

AVERAGE HOURLY

$34.64

ENTRY LEVEL

$46.57

MID LEVEL

$57.23

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Computer Network Architects

52

Current Available Jobs

4,650

Projected job openings through 2024

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Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Computer Network Architects

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KNOWLEDGE

Computers and Electronics

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KNOWLEDGE

Telecommunications

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KNOWLEDGE

English Language

K

KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology

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KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

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SKILL

Active Listening

S

SKILL

Operations Analysis

S

SKILL

Systems Analysis

S

SKILL

Active Learning

S

SKILL

Complex Problem Solving

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ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

A

ABILITY

Deductive Reasoning

A

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

A

ABILITY

Information Ordering

A

ABILITY

Oral Expression

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