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IT Support Specialist

What does an IT Support Specialist do?

IT Support Specialists install software, set up computer workspaces, and solve technical issues that arise on a day-to-day basis.

Median National Salary*:

$49,770

Annual Job Postings*:

380,100+

Expected Job Growth*:

28%
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Network Specialist

What do Network Specialists do?

Network Specialists supports the company’s internal servers including desktop computers and other networked devices.

Median National Salary*:

$80,600

Annual Job Postings*:

135,900+

Expected Job Growth*:

3%
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Cybersecurity Specialist

What does a Cybersecurity Specialist do?

A Cybersecurity Professional scopes out vulnerabilities, detects cyberthreats, and implements changes to protect an organization.

Median National Salary*:

$102,600

Annual Job Postings*:

189,100+

Expected Job Growth*:

253%
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Software & Web Developers

What do Software and Web Developers do?

A Software Developer designs and creates applications, systems or websites that run on a computer or another device.

Median National Salary*:

$120,730

Annual Job Postings*:

1,281,600+

Expected Job Growth*:

215%
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Data Specialist

What do Data Specialists do?

A Data Specialist analyzes data for many different end results and communicates their findings to others in the organization.

Median National Salary*:

$95,270

Annual Job Postings*:

118,800+

Expected Job Growth*:

47%
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Source: CompTIA analysis of data from Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights, EMSI, and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Note: Annual salaries can vary greatly by location, experience, and other factors. Job postings are a proxy for employer demand for the occupation. Projected job growth covers the period 2018 to 2028.

IT Support Specialist

What does an IT Support Specialist do?

IT Support Specialists install software, set up computer workspaces, and solve technical issues that arise on a day-to-day basis.

Median National Salary*:

Annual Job Postings*:

Job Growth Above Natl Avg*:

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Network
Specialist

What do Network Specialists do?

A Network Specialist supports the company’s internal servers including desktop computers and other networked devices.

Median National Salary*:

Annual Job Postings*:

Job Growth Above Natl Avg*:

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Cybersecurity Specialist

What does a Cybersecurity Specialist do?

A Cybersecurity Professional scopes out vulnerabilities, detects cyberthreats, and implements changes to protect an organization.

Median National Salary*:

Annual Job Postings*:

Job Growth Above Natl Avg*:

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Software & Web Developers

What do Software and Web Developers do?

A Software Developer designs and creates applications, systems or websites that run on a computer or another device.

Median National Salary*:

Annual Job Postings*:

Job Growth Above Natl Avg*:

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Data
Specialist

What do Data Specialists do?

A Data Specialist analyzes data for many different end results and communicates their findings to others in the organization.

Median National Salary*:

Annual Job Postings*:

Job Growth Above Natl Avg*:

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Source: CompTIA | Lightcast | U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Note: Many factors influence salaries, including location, job level, specialty skills and years of experience. Job posting figures are for the 12-month period ending October 2022 and serve as a proxy for employer demand. *The 10-year projected job growth above the national average rate covers 2022-2032.