Computer Network Support Specialists

risk level
Based on 109 votes
by year 2032
or $32.71 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

52% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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User poll

54% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 52% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Computer Network Support Specialists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Computer Network Support Specialists' job openings is expected to rise 7.4% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Computer Network Support Specialists' was $68,050, or $32 per hour

'Computer Network Support Specialists' were paid 46.9% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 168,920 people employed as 'Computer Network Support Specialists' within the United States.

This represents around 0.11% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 875 people are employed as 'Computer Network Support Specialists'.

Job description

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), cloud networks, servers, and other data communications networks. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

SOC Code: 15-1231.00


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John says
Networking jobs won't completely go away. There will just be less network engineers needed. This isn't the result of automation. It's the result of the emergence of new technology and in house services. The cloud still needs servers in order to function. Network engineers are now learning cloud computing, but even that will be heavily automated soon.
Feb 21, 2023 at 07:59 AM
Baby says
Yeah I can see this coming as automation and the cloud services are phasing out any support
Nov 18, 2020 at 04:00 PM

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