18. Computer Network Architects
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Total employment: 157,830Annual mean wage: $107,870Projected employment growth 2016-2026: 6.5%Typical education needed: Bachelor’s degree
Computer network architects design, implement, and analyze data communications networks. People employed in this profession must understand an organization’s business goals in order to design the appropriate local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, or extranets that fit their needs. The annual mean wage is $107,870 and total employment is 157,830. Computer network architects usually have a bachelor’s degree.