Computer Network Support Specialist

Median Annual Wage

$60,550 or $29.11/hr
Durham-Chapel Hill

Annual Job Openings

570
North Carolina
47
% Bachelor's degree
22
% Associate's degree

Job Outlook

+13%
North Carolina

Total Number Employed

5,010
North Carolina
Connecting to the internet isn’t always a smooth process. When connectivity and related issues arise, professionals such as computer network support specialists are called.

Computer network support specialists analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems and internet systems. They also deal with computer security in such capacities as configuring security settings or access permissions; analyzing and reporting computer network security breaches or attempted breaches; and installing network software such as firewall software.

The Information Technology curriculum at Durham Tech offers several options to help you start your way towards this career. Students will learn how to communicate complex technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networks in a manner that computer users can understand and about computer operations and terminology, operating systems, database, networking, security, and technical support.