Information Technology


    Computer Network Specialist is one of the career choices for this career focus.
    Computer Network Specialists create electronic links between computers and organizations. They make it possible to share information without ever leaving your desk.


    • Earnings Range: $42,000 – 116,000

    Level of Education

    • 2-Year College or Technical Training
    • 4-Year College or University

    Core Tasks

    • Set up computers and workstations, and install network software
    • Monitor the network from a central server
    • Set up user accounts, and delete files from the server
    • Teach staff to use the network
    • Some handle security issues or design off-site systems for emergencies

    Attributes & Abilities

    • Problem-solving skills
    • Communication skills
    • Good with people
    • Logical
    • Organized


    • Employers include banks, governments, school boards, colleges, hospitals, and other network-reliant organizations
    • Some are self-employed
    • Work mainly in offices, alone or as part of a team
    • The work can be stressful
    • Most work a 5-day, 40-hour week, but overtime is sometimes necessary

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    High School Certification Options in Fort Worth ISD

    Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:
    CompTIA© A+ Certification;
    CCNA Certification

    Not Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:
    OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certification