Technology Demands Professionals Who Understand How To Utilize It


Image result for TechnologyThe network analysis field has been growing at such a rapid pace, that many larger corporations and agencies are now putting together their own staffs. As these numbers swell, these growing departments end up needing someone to be the point man (or woman) between the superiors and the analysts roving the field. These people have started picking up a title, Network Managers.
Network Managers are people who have usually gained anywhere from five to ten years experience in the occupation. They have proven track records for solving problems, leading teams that usually include some analysts and other computer science professionals, and have refined written and oral communications skills. They also must stay on top of the latest technological trends in order to keep their company’s networking capabilities up to speed.
One important differentiation of a manager from this staff is the job also includes a lot more financial and management tasks compared to their staffs. This means they usually go back to school for post-graduate work. At present, there are a number of academic tracks they can take, among them an MBA with a communications/network core or an MS in subjects like MIS, Information Technology or Computer Science.
Unlike freelancers, who tend to be generalists, network managers tend to focus their training to the main brands of hardware and software their organization employs. This means they usually also have taken the time to get certification in such systems as CISCO, various Windows platforms, Linux or something similar. In other words, if their company still utilizes Novell, the manager has a professional certificate in it.
The way most managers get their education is to spend a few years working in the field and resisting the temptation to jump from one company to another. After a while, they started going back to college, generally at a night school or through an online college, to get the now much needed post-graduate work and certification. The process usually takes about two years to complete.
As it stands, the need for managers is growing thanks to growing corporate staffs. At present, there are nearly 300,000 CIS Managers in the workforce, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that about 14% of them are network managers. The Bureau also estimates that the occupation is growing much better than average, with a need for about 17% more before the decade is completed.
Salaries for these professionals are truly appropriate for their position. Most network managers salaries start at about $110,000, depending on the industry they are in. It can go up to $130,000 and even more. Another factor is location. Managers based out of New York City and the Silicon Valley earn considerable more than those in less populated areas.


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