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Computer network professional

What is it like to be a computer network professional?

Computer network professionals analyse network architecture on top of configuring and maintaining network hardware and software. They develop the structure and specifications of the network in order to meet the needs of the network users. Monitoring usage, identifying areas for improvement and testing are other important tasks along with troubleshooting and providing support to users.
Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows average weekly cash earnings for the occupation (rounded figure). These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Characteristics of Employment Survey, August 2015.

Is it right for me?

Computer network professionals play an important role in any organisation. You will keep up-to-date with the latest hardware and software available and understand how it is best utilised. You will also possess the following traits:

  • Effective time management skills
  • Excellent in project management
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Effective working under pressure 

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