IT Networking

Careers in IT Networking

As a graduate of information technology with a major in networking, you can work in network administration in large or small organisations, focussing on network components within a company's LAN/WAN infrastructure, ensuring integrity.

Information technology graduates may perform the following tasks:

  • Responsible for maintenance of computer hardware and software systems and related network equipment,
  • Maintenance of certain network servers as well as a vast array of additional technologies inclusive of both hardware and software,
  • Depending on the organisation, you could also design and deploy networks.
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Skills and attributes

Key skills that IT Networking graduates demonstrate are:

  • Analytical proficiency
  • Creative thinking
  • Investigation techniques
  • Problem-solving strategies
  • Development skills
  • Technical skills
  • General interpersonal skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively in both technical and plain language


Related occupations include:

  • Network administrator
  • Network developer
  • Network  manager


Some related roles may require further study or experience.  Descriptions of occupations, industry career profile, salary and other employment information can be obtained from the My future website.

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Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about salaries and job outcomes for IT graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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