What does a Network Technician do?

Network technicians implement, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair network and computer systems. They install and setup internet connections and establish different types of networks and connect them. Network technicians troubleshoot computer software and hardware issues, perform scheduled updates, and make repairs when necessary. They provide clients and end-users with technical support through various communication lines, including phones and secure networks against cyberattacks, by installing anti-virus software and updating it regularly.

Network technicians educate and train employees on the multiple facets of a company's network and consult with senior management about possible causes and solutions with network problems. They stay informed about the latest developments and select the best equipment and programs for a company, or request new equipment if the equipment in use becomes unreliable. Network technicians need at least a bachelor's degree in information systems, computer engineering, related fields, and industry-specific certification, including a Cisco Certified Network Associate.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience0-1 Year

Network Technician Salaries

Average Base Pay

£26,711 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £27K
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Network Technician Career Path

Learn how to become a Network Technician, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Vision NetVision Net
Network Operation Center Technician
16 Sep 2021

“This is a great place to work if you like honest people who genuinely care.”

Peto MacCallumPeto MacCallum
Computer Network Technician
14 Jan 2021

“Good for learning and start career”

McLaughlin ResearchMcLaughlin Research
Network Technician
30 Sep 2020

“Good work and life balance”

Extra Space StorageExtra Space Storage
Network Technician
15 Jun 2021

“Great work and life balance”

Network Operations Technician
29 Mar 2021

“NOC was great and was able to learn alot”

Dallas Independent School DistrictDallas Independent School District
Computer Network Technician
22 Jan 2020

“Holidays are the best part and summers”

Network Technician
20 Feb 2021

“No work and life balance”

Johns Hopkins Health SystemJohns Hopkins Health System
Network Operations Technician
12 Feb 2021

“Nice place to work and learn new skills”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a network technician

When working as a network technician, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are .NET, Excellent Communication, Configuration, EIGRP and Windows Server 2012.

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The most common qualifications to become a network technician is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.