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IT Network Specialist 

The Role

Unlike the Support Specialist, the IT Network Specialist is typically tasked with keeping company servers and networks running, safe, and secure from technical issues and outside threats.  IT Network specialists are part of the day-to-day upkeep of operations and as network architects and engineers, design and build local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets within a company.

The Data

Median National Salary*: $75,668

Annual Job Postings*: 155,000+

Expected Job Growth*: +9%

The Skills

– Make data easily accessible to those who need it

– Connect devices to the network and ensure they function properly and securely

– Ensure a secure transfer of data over internal and external networks

– Back up network data

– Evaluate and optimize network performance

– Document network support activities

– Provide end-user support