IT-Network Specialist Career Outlook

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WITC IT-Network Specialist Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field


WITC IT-Network Specialist Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

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$16,800 - $49,916

Range of Yearly Salary





Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Network Administrator

Network Administrators manage an organization’s servers and desktop and mobile equipment. They ensure that email and data storage networks work properly. They also make sure that employees’ workstations are working efficiently and stay connected to the central computer network.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Network Analyst

  • Network Support Specialist

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your IT-Network Specialist associate degree at WITC, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Articulation Agreements

The IT-Network Specialist program at WITC has articulation agreements with Lakeland University, UW-Barron County, UW-Green Bay, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stout+.

The colleges listed above have developed an Associate Degree to Bachelor Degree Articulation Agreement with WITC (Colleges with a + have a direct transfer agreement related directly to the Information Technology (IT) Program; Other Bachelor Degree programs vary); other colleges may accept WITC credits upon a transcript review.

Potential careers available with further education include:

  • Network Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst

Potential Starting Wages:

  • $55,740–$61,963

Hear From Graduates

"I feel like I know more than everyone in my networking classes because everything we have covered so far is something that was at least touched on by my instructors at WITC. I have a broader (and more detailed) knowledge of networking than students that are a higher grade level. Students should be very proud of the education they receive at WITC." 

Tony Hecht, WITC IT-Network Specialist Graduate

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017. 


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