Network Analyst

Network analyst is a somewhat broad term that is used to describe several fields of work related to computer networks.

Network Analyst Overview

Network analyst is a somewhat broad term that is used to describe several fields of work related to computer networks. Those who work in this field might be referred to as network architects, web administrators and developers, and telecommunication specialists. Network architects, also known as network engineers, are involved in the design, improvement, and implementation of computer networks. This includes the Internet, intranets, local area networks, and wide area networks.

Web administrators keep online websites up and running. They attempt to optimize sites so that they provide users with the most functionality available, as well as look at traffic patterns in order to determine how best to improve the site.Web developers are responsible for the software development of websites. This involves determining what the site needs to accomplish, how the interface works, and so on. Algorithms are then created which can be written in various programming languages.Finally, telecommunication specialists focus on the link between computer technologies and communication. They design products and software allowing for the transmission of voice, video, and data.

Network architects generally require a bachelor's degree, and many employers require an MBA as well. Many web administrators can get by with an associates degree, but web developers typically require at least a four-year degree. Depending on the area of expertise, a telecommunications specialist with a career focused on maintenance might reach employment with an associate's degree, but more advanced positions will again require a bachelor's. Most people who work in this sector will have a degree in computer science or engineering.

How to become a(n) Network Analyst

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Career Outlook

The amount of people working as a network analyst is expected to increase by 53% during the period between 2018 and 2028, according to the BLS. This is a much faster growth rate than average, so the job prospects for this field deserve an A+ rating. The amount of demand for network architects can be expected to increase as the web and other networks becomes a more important part of daily life and business operation. As businesses continue to upgrade systems, network analysts will play an important part.

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Salary Projections

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), half of “network systems and data communication analysts” earned an income of more than $71,000 in 2008. The majority of them earned between $54,000 and $91,000. The lowest earning ten percent made less than $42,000, and the highest earning ten percent had a salary of over $110,000.

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