Infrastructure

Infrastructure involves building and maintaining all of the devices and applications that keep us connected. Careers in technology infrastructure require an understanding of networks, systems and hardware. This field also includes security and making sure systems are online and supported at all hours of the day (because no one likes your website when it's down). As remote work becomes more common, infrastructure careers are more critical to an organization's success than ever before.

What is Infrastructure?

Ever wonder how wifi works or why some internet connections are faster than others? Do you see the increasingly connected world as a puzzle to solve? A career in technology Infrastructure might be right for you. IT infrastructure components allow businesses, organizations and homes to function.

 

Infrastructure jobs are full of problem-solvers who can assist customers and solve complex behind-the-scenes issues. Infrastructure support is also used in “Internet of Things” objects — devices connected to a network, such as remote controllers, smart thermostats, wifi-enabled doorbell cameras and much more.

 

Both physical hardware and software networks are set up to work optimally by IT leaders and managers. All businesses and organizations can benefit from a robust, interconnected IT infrastructure.

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Example Careers

Network Support Specialists

Education Requirements
Most earn a bachelor's degree.

Average Salary
The median salary for a Network Support Specialist is $56,770 per year in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area, according to O*Net.


Network Support Specialists create data backup in order to prevent the loss of information. They resolve computer network issues that businesses, non-profit organizations and home users have.

Information Security Engineer

Education Requirements
Most earn a bachelor's degree.

Average Salary
In the Omaha-Council Bluffs area, the median salary for an Information Security Engineers is $80,710 per year, according to O*Net. O*Net projects their growth to be 7 percent higher than many other jobs.


Information Security Engineers plan and develop policies and procedures around security. They establish safeguards and firewalls for computer networks, as their job is to protect digital files and electronic infrastructure, such as Apple's iCloud. They also help monitor computer security breaches and viruses.

Career salary data provided by: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook handbook and O*NET OnLine.

If infrastructure is not your thing, there are more areas of tech!

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