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Computer Networking Careers

Computer Networking and Security Specialists Career Paths

These professionals work in a variety of different environments including professional offices, small businesses, government organizations, and large corporations, and may hold many different titles. Entry-level professionals typically work behind the scenes. After gaining experience and expertise, they can advance to more senior-level work.

  • Network and computer systems administrators design, install, and troubleshoot problems as well as make recommendations for future system upgrades
  • Computer security specialists design and install security software, monitor networks for security breaches, respond to cyber attacks, and, in some cases, gather data and evidence to be used in prosecuting cyber crime
  • Computer security technicians educate users about security procedures and install security software
  • Networking Technicians help to install and monitor networks

While there is no universally accepted way to prepare for a job as a computer network and security specialist, most employers place a premium on some formal college education. A 2-year degree is a prerequisite for some jobs, while a bachelor’s degree is required for others. To get into management and advance, many employers require a master’s degree.

Work Environment

Computer networking and security specialists normally work in well-lit, comfortable offices or computer labs. They usually work about 40 hours a week, but if their employer requires computer support over extended hours, they may be “on call” for rotating evening or weekend work. Overtime may be necessary when unexpected technical problems arise. Those who work as consultants are away from their offices much of the time, sometimes spending months working in a client’s office.

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Learn more about this growing career field by speaking with one of our Admissions Advisors toll free at 800-596-0724. We are happy to provide you with further information about career opportunities and the Herzing University Computer Networking and Security Specialist programs so you can determine which one is right for you.



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