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Network & Communications Management Careers Overview

With the rapid growth of computer and information technology, network and communications management careers have been growing exponentially. These professionals are expected to design, implement, secure, and manage business networks. At DeVry University, you'll learn network and communications management talents by using the tools and techniques embraced by industry leaders like Cisco Systems. Develop analytical skills, technical understanding of networked data, voice, and images, and learn how to strategically apply this knowledge to the networks of any business. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to take advantage of the most in-demand technology jobs today and in the future.

Areas of Opportunity

 

When you earn your bachelor's degree in Network and Communications Management from DeVry University, you'll be equipped for a specialized career in a wide variety of industries. Here are a few of the current network and communications management careers you could pursue:

  • Data Communications Analyst: Analyze problems with systems, including wide area networks, local area networks, Internet, and intranets, and determine and implement solutions using methods such as information engineering, mathematical and data modeling, and cost accounting.
  • Database Administrators: Determine ways to organize and store data. Ensure the performance of a system, add new users to a system, set up new databases and understand the platform on which the database runs. Also, since the volume of sensitive data is growing rapidly, data integrity, backup systems and database security are increasingly important aspects of the job of database administrators.
  • Network Security Specialist: With the threat of hackers, cyber-criminals, and online terrorists, network security specialists are in high demand both in the military and in civilian occupations.

Industries

 

Network and communications management career opportunities are available in a variety of industries, including:

  • Business
  • Government
  • Communications
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical
  • Research
  • Security

Career Options

 

DeVry University graduates in Network and Communications Management will be prepared for career-entry positions in areas such as:

  • Network administration
  • Network analysis, planning, and management
  • Network technical support
  • Network troubleshooting and support
  • Network security
  • Network operations
  • Voice or data communications analysis and administration
  • Internet/intranet administration

For related career paths, see all degree programs offered by the College of Engineering & Information Sciences.