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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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        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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