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: $20.49/hr
Median: $27.90/hr
Experienced: $34.98/hr

Current Employment
518 (2017)

Projected Employment
541 (2028)

Growth for Computer Network Support Specialists

2017 Jobs2028 JobsChange (2018-2028)% Change (2018-2028)

Industries Employing Computer Network Support Specialists

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2017)% of Occupation in Industry (2017)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2017)
Computer Systems Design Services7614.6%1.9%
Custom Computer Programming Services418%1.9%
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools377.1%0.4%
Wired Telecommunications Carriers316%2.2%
Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices244.6%0.5%

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.