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: $20.68/hr
Median: $28.04/hr
Experienced: $35.28/hr

Current Employment
558 (2018)

Projected Employment
592 (2029)

Growth for Computer Network Support Specialists

2018 Jobs2029 JobsChange (2018-2029)% Change (2018-2029)

Industries Employing Computer Network Support Specialists

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2018)% of Occupation in Industry (2018)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2018)
Computer Systems Design Services7513.5%1.8%
Wired Telecommunications Carriers437.6%3.2%
Custom Computer Programming Services427.5%1.8%
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools376.6%0.4%
Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices274.9%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.