Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets.Work Environment
Most computer network architects work full time. Some work more than 40 hours per week.How to Become a Computer Network Architect
Computer network architects typically need a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field and experience in a related occupation, such as network and computer systems administrators.Pay
The median annual wage for computer network architects was $116,780 in May 2020.Job Outlook
Employment of computer network architects is projected to grow 5 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations.
Despite limited employment growth, about 11,000 openings for computer network architects are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.State & Area Data
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