Career outlook for network manager
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would design, set up and run computer systems to help connect people and companies.
You could work for one company as part of their IT team, or become a consultant, helping many different clients.
You would work with four main types of network:
- Local area networks (LANs) – connecting computers within a small area like an office or building
- Metropolitan area networks (MANs) – joining LANs together across a city
- Wide area networks (WANs) – linking systems across countries
- Global area networks (GANs) – joining networks across the whole world, often using wireless and satellite technology
- Find out what your client or company needs
- Design and test network plans to meet those needs
- Make sure network plans work with different computer systems
- Manage technical staff
- Make sure networks are safe and secure
- Check networks to make sure they are running properly
- Report on how well networks work and how much they are used
- Manage network changes or growth
You would work closely with other IT staff and business managers.
It would be important for you to be able to manage a project and negotiate.
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