Telecommunications network engineers design the communication systems of companies. They design, install, and oversee the voice, data, and video communication systems, as well as decide on the appropriate hardware and software for telecommunications. They may also be known as computer network architects. The Department of Labor reports that in May 2019, there were approximately 160,100 computer network architects employed in the United States.
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PayScale.com reported the average annual salary for telecommunications network engineers as $79,742 in September 2020; salaries ranged from $50,000 to $118,000 or more. The average annual salary for computer network architects in May 2019 was $112,690, according to the Department of Labor. The lowest 10 percent earned $64,770 and the highest 10 percent earned $168,390 or more. Those who worked ...
Telecommunications network engineers work indoors in offices, spending much of their work day on computers and also testing telecommunications equipment. Some travel may be required at times to work in clients' offices. They may work in companies' server rooms where they access the hardware for the computer and information network. The majority of telecommunications network engineers work full ...
The outlook for telecommunications network engineers is bright. The Department of Labor predicts faster than average employment growth (5 percent) for computer network architects and related workers through 2029. In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic caused many businesses to conduct their work remotely, which has increased the demand for networking infrastructure and connectivity. The long-term im...