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.


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. O*Net projects their growth to be 7 percent higher than many other jobs.

Automation Engineer

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree

Average Salary
$88k, according to ZipRecruiter


Automation engineers design, program, stimulate and test automated machinery and processes in order to complete exact tasks. They typically are employed in industries such as car manufacturing or food processing plants, where robots or machines are used to perform specific functions. In order to enter this field, you'll need at least a bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or a similar field.

Touch Sensor Hardware Engineer

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree

Average Salary
$173k, according to Glassdoor


Touch sensor hardware engineers work on bringing up sensors for products. They work with product teams to create and review the product. They are also responsible for creating sensor systems that meet product requirements. A bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field is needed to enter this field.

Cloud Systems Engineer

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years work experience

Average Salary
$106k, according to ZipRecruiter


Cloud engineers are IT professionals who design, implement, and manage cloud-based systems for businesses. They develop and implement cloud-applications, migrate existing on-premise applications to the cloud, and debug cloud stacks. Cloud-based systems refer to applications, services or resources that are made available on demand via the internet. Cloud engineering is not an entry-level role. It requires three to five years of work experience on top of a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field.

Infrastructure Manager

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree

Average Salary
$102k, according to ZipRecruiter


The infrastructure manager is responsible for the design, installation, maintenance, ad retirement of the systems and personnel that are at the core of an organization. Qualifications for a career as an infrastructure manager include at least a bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or related field.

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

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