Some careers offer innumerable opportunities to learn and experience while being on the job. Networking is one of them, one is always on a steep learning curve in this career domain. Networking being integral to the functioning of each and every business, network professional can market themselves as a useful asset in any business that fuels their capacity. Also various developed nations are re-building their technological infrastructure – which implies that a networking professional can apply for jobs across borders or in the other part of the world.
What are networking jobs
Networking professionals are absorbed for the purpose of managing, setting up and maintaining the computer systems and the networks; which rule the daily operations of a company. In order to apply for networking jobs, one needs essentials skills and certifications in networking, for a bright future and a career path which throws at them opportunities which are promising as well as lucrative. Companies prefer varied set of skills in candidates, which is dependent upon the needs of an organization.
Network technician, computer support specialist, network administrator/analyst, systems director are the various positions that are offered under this job category. Their role is also to analyze and design the network by evaluating the network needs of an organization.
What is the future job outlook
The growth outlook for networking as a career has been reported at about 23 percent, on the contrary the estimated growth for all careers for the same time period is about 10.12 percent. And in the next six years, networking jobs are projected to grow at a rate 127% higher than the national average of annual salaries.
Salaries that are offered with networking jobs
Depending upon the role and the profile of a networking professional salaries are determined. For instance, a network architect is responsible for designing and upgrading computer networks of an organization. The salaries for an architect begin from Rs 601,334 and towards the later stages of their career, their earning potential rises up to Rs 2,085,916.
A network administrator, who is responsible for implementation of software as well as troubleshooting. For an entry level role in this profile, fresh graduates with no experience are offered annual compensation of Rs 240,318, and after earning 3 – 4 years of work experience annual compensation will rise up to Rs 448,018 and towards the later stages one can expect an annual compensation of Rs 616,736.
An additional tip
It is always advised, irrespective of the career domain. That one should learn as much as they can in their current role as the learning’s from their current role serve as the ticket for future promotions or the roles ahead. Also as a networking professional one must keep a close eye on the recent updates and technologies in the arena of computer networking, and un-learn the redundant skills.