Students earning this degree will be prepared to pursue information technology and networking careers in a variety of industries, including healthcare, financial services, education, entertainment, and more. With an emphasis on practical experience, students learn the basics of routing, switching, wireless, troubleshooting, and other advanced technologies to prepare for the globally-recognized Cisco CCNA® certification, continued education, and for entry-level career opportunities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects much faster than average growth and excellent job prospects for Network Administrators.
Occupational profiles indicate a 38% growth for Network and Computer Systems Administrators by the year 2020 in the Alamo Region. Estimated average hourly wage is *$35.49 in the Alamo Region. (Source: SOCRATES-Occupational Profiles-Alamo Region) *Note: Variations should be expected.
The following titles are examples of careers associated with both the Network Administrator and Information Security & Assurance programs but not limited to:
- Network Administrator
- Network Engineer
- Network Installer
- Network Technician
- Help Desk Technician
- Information Technology Specialist
- Data Security
- Computer Security
- Information Security Officer Specialist