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Quick Facts: Computer Networking Industry

Median Pay:   $78,683 per year | $38 per hour
Entry-Level Education:   Bachelor's degree

Computer Networking Occupations:

  • Network and computer systems administrators$75,790
  • Computer network architects$98,430
  • Computer network support specialists$61,830

Online Computer Networking Degrees

Almost every company, large or small, relies on computer networking systems to reach clients, keep track of inventory, communicate with employees, track finances and budgets and simply operate from day to day.

Because of this increased reliance on networking and Internet communication, more and more employees are needed in the field. If you have an interest in computers and want to find a lucrative and stable career in business, then an online networking degree may be the perfect choice for you.

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Building on Purdue's mission to provide greater access to affordable, world-class education, Purdue University Globaldelivers a fully personalized online experience that's tailored to working adults. By opening the doors to adults who need flexibility to fit learning into their busy lives, we make it possible to achieve a high-quality education from a prestigious university system—completely online.

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We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

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    Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

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      • Providing ambitious students with the opportunity for an exciting new education and career since 1995.
      • Programs start every six months and range from 3-week programs to 14-month long associate degree programs.
      • Class sizes are usually no more than 25 students.
      • Has campuses located in Lansing, Jackson and Kalamazoo, Michigan.
      • Open late to accommodate the schedule of working adults, its career services provide access to computers, internet service, placement coordinators and job support.
      • Licensed as a private college by the State of Michigan and accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.
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      Why Brightwood?

      Real-World Training

      We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood Career Institute focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

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        • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report.
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        • Offers education and training in several healthcare fields, taught in groups where hands-on experience is stressed.
        • Helps each student prepare a professional resume, provides interview skills practice and coaches students on professional behavior.
        • Places all students in externship programs so that they can practice their skills in real world scenarios.
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          Keiser University Campus , Port Saint Lucie

          Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

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          With so many different degree programs available, it may be a challenge to find the right fit.

          Here are a few things to consider when choosing between the many available networking degrees.

          Qualifications and Requirements for Online Networking Degrees

          While some certifications and diplomas can be earned by any adult who wants to pursue the program, many networking degrees have specific prerequisites.

          To earn an Associate Degree of Computer Network Engineering or a Bachelor of Science in Networking, you might need to have a high school diploma, specific ACT or SAT scores and proficiency in math and science.

          To pursue a master's degree or higher in networking, you will typically need a minimum of a bachelor's degree in the same subject or in a related field.

          Computer Networking Course Duration

          Although you may have already decided to pick an online degree in computer networking, the course duration will vary significantly depending on the type of degree you choose. A network administration certificate might take as little as six months to complete, and can prepare graduates for entry level computer networking careers in a short period of time.

          Earning an associate degree in the same field will take between one and two years, and a bachelor's degree in networking traditionally takes four years to complete online.

          Working and Earning an Online Networking Degree

          If you already hold a full time job, you can still pursue a networking degree online in your spare time. An online degree in networking can be earned after work, on the weekends, on your vacation days or whenever else you have time and access to your computer.

          Prerecorded lectures, study notes and materials can be used whenever you want, and it is even possible to take exams whenever they fit into your schedule. Even the pace of the course is determined by the student, and it is possible to take fewer classes each semester in order to suit your needs.

          Affordability of Online Degrees

          Since traditional colleges need to pay for large buildings, maintenance, upkeep, landscaping and other related costs, they are forced to charge higher tuition rates to students. Online colleges, on the other hand, have slightly fewer costs and can therefore reduce tuition rates for their students. In addition, not having a daily commute to and from a traditional college campus can save you money on transportation.

          Earning your networking degree online may save you a lot of money over the course of several years, and the ability to work while you earn your online degree means that you may not have to rely on loans and credit card debt to make your way through college.

          As nearly every business has some kind of computer networking system in use, graduates who have qualifications in networking will continue to have an easy time finding work. Whether you want an entry level position right out of high school or an advanced position after 15 years with a company, an online networking degree can help you to achieve your goals, increase your earning potential and find success.

          There are numerous certification programs offered online to help you gain the credentials you need to enter the field of networking or to expand your knowledge and opportunities for advancement. You can obtain the credentials you need completely online while maintaining your current job responsibilities and immediately apply the knowledge you gain to your workplace. Explore the possibilities of earning your degree or certification in this highly sought after technical field from an online accredited college or university.

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