Computer Networking Requirements
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Bachelor's degree programs in computer networking, also called computer and network security, can prepare students to manage and secure linked systems of computers and devices. Students learn to evaluate the security needs of an organization's infrastructure and create plans to protect against potential attacks and security breaches. These programs also cover principles of criminal justice as they apply to information security.
Computer Networking Careers
The career trajectory of people with a Computer Networking degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Computer Networking degrees have experience in is Computer Systems Engineer, followed by Technical Support Specialist, Computer Systems Administrator, Computer Hardware Engineer, Network Administrator, Computer Repair Technician, IT Manager, Information Security Analyst, Ethical Hacker, and Web Developer.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
|Computer Systems Engineer||4.0%||0.2%||24.3×|
|Technical Support Specialist||9.0%||0.8%||11.2×|
|Computer Systems Administrator||3.3%||0.1%||23.5×|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||2.6%||0.1%||33.6×|
|Computer Repair Technician||2.8%||0.2%||15.4×|
|Information Security Analyst||1.8%||0.0%||41.2×|
Computer Networking Salary
Computer Networking graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||-|
|Median (average earners)||-|
|75th (top earners)||-|
Computer Networking Underemployment
Computer Networking graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
|Employment Type||Proportion of graduates|
|We are still collecting information for this degree|