Why choose career in Network Engineering?
A network specialist is a technology professional who has the necessary skills to plan, implement and support the computer data networks, which can include Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), intranets and extranets.
Networking as a career has experienced a massive boost over the years. The foremost reason for this expansion is that virtually everything now is getting an IP address and being connected to another device that may be your refrigerator, stovetops, and etc. The future will be marked with the evolution of 5G and IoT devices of which the count is expected to rise above 50 Billion by 2020. With this number, the need for network engineers who can build and maintain networks grows as well.
A survey by Robert Half International Consulting reported that computer networking is one of the most in-demand specialties in the information technology area. They surveyed 1,400 chief information officers and 32% of them named networking as the highest area of job growth within their departments.