Computer network technicians perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Conduct tests and perform security and quality controls
B. Control and monitor e-mail use, Web navigation, and installed software
C. Perform shell scripting or other basic scripting tasks
D. May supervise other workers in this group.
E. Maintain, troubleshoot and administer the use of local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), mainframe networks, computer workstations, connections to the Internet and peripheral equipment
F. Evaluate and install computer hardware, networking software, operating system software and software applications
G. Operate master consoles to monitor the performance of computer systems and networks and to co-ordinate access and use of computer networks
1. Computer systems design and related services - 18.0%
2. Information and cultural industries - 14.0%
3. Public administration - 11.0%
4. Finance and insurance - 8.0%
5. Educational services - 7.0%
6. Wholesale trade - 6.0%
7. Retail trade - 5.0%
1. Completion of a college or other program in computer science, network administration, Web technology or a related field is usually required.
2. Certification or training provided by software vendors may be required by some employers.
3. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.
2. Computer-related courses
The average hourly wages for Computer Network Technicians is $22.94/HR, which is below average for occupations in the natural and applied sciences and related occupations and above average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.