• Computer Network Architects
  • Information Technology
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 109,210
    $62,700 range bar $164,240
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Computer network architects design and build data communication networks ranging from simple connections between two offices to complex multinational communication systems. To design a network that works well they must understand an organizations goals.

What do they typically do

  • Determine cable layout for the building and the location of other hardware
  • Create a plan and layout for a data communication network
  • Coordinate network operations, maintenance, repairs, or upgrades
  • Decide what hardware, such as routers or adaptors, and software, such as network drivers, to use to support the network
  • Design, build, or operate equipment layout models, including network hardware, software, servers, or server operation systems
  • Consider information security when designing a network
  • Research new technology to determine the best future support for the organization
  • Present plan to management and explain why the organization should follow the plan

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.3%
Job Opening 362

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Network Analyst, Network Engineer, Network Systems Consultant, Solutions Architect, Telecommunication Design Engineer (Telecom Design Engineer), Telecommunication Engineer (Telecom Engineer), Telecommunications Analyst, Telecommunications Consultant (Telecom Consultant), Telecommunications Engineering Specialist
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