What does a Network Technician do?

Network technicians implement, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair network and computer systems. They install and setup internet connections and establish different types of networks and connect them. Network technicians troubleshoot computer software and hardware issues, perform scheduled updates, and make repairs when necessary. They provide clients and end-users with technical support through various communication lines, including phones and secure networks against cyberattacks, by installing anti-virus software and updating it regularly.

Network technicians educate and train employees on the multiple facets of a company's network and consult with senior management about possible causes and solutions with network problems. They stay informed about the latest developments and select the best equipment and programs for a company, or request new equipment if the equipment in use becomes unreliable. Network technicians need at least a bachelor's degree in information systems, computer engineering, related fields, and industry-specific certification, including a Cisco Certified Network Associate.

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Network Technician Salaries

Average Base Pay

$57,891 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$39K
Median: $58K
$85K
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Network Technician Career Path

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Peto MacCallumPeto MacCallum
Computer Network Technician
Jan. 14, 2021

“Good for learning and start career”

McLaughlin ResearchMcLaughlin Research
Network Technician
Sep. 30, 2020

“Good work and life balance”

Extra Space StorageExtra Space Storage
Network Technician
Jun. 15, 2021

“Great work and life balance”

Dallas Independent School DistrictDallas Independent School District
Computer Network Technician
Jan. 22, 2020

“Holidays are the best part and summers”

AmazonAmazon
Network Technician
Feb. 20, 2021

“No work and life balance”

Hendricks Regional HealthHendricks Regional Health
Network Technician
Jul. 10, 2021

“Kevin Spears is the worst CEO and the best liar I have ever seen.”

Daimler Trucks North AmericaDaimler Trucks North America
Network Technician
Aug. 6, 2019

“High contractor turnover and no job security.”

Continent 8 TechnologiesContinent 8 Technologies
Network Technician
Feb. 15, 2020

“Good Salary and package.”

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