Computer Network Support Specialists

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $19.38/hr
Median: $26.84/hr
Experienced: $34.41/hr

Current Employment
609 (2016)

Projected Employment
645 (2025)

Growth for Computer Network Support Specialists

2015 Jobs2025 JobsChange (2015-2025)% Change (2015-2025)

Industries Employing Computer Network Support Specialists

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2016)% of Occupation in Industry (2016)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2016)
Computer Systems Design Services9315.2%2.4%
Custom Computer Programming Services569.1%2.4%
Wired Telecommunications Carriers406.6%2.8%
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 376.1%0.4%
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (State Government)335.5%0.6%

Occupational Tasks

  • Back up network data.
  • Configure security settings or access permissions for groups or individuals.
  • Analyze and report computer network security breaches or attempted breaches.
  • Identify the causes of networking problems, using diagnostic testing software and equipment.
  • Document network support activities.