Telecommunications Engineering Specialists - Work Environment

Computer network architects held about 146,200 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most computer network architects were as follows:

Computer systems design and related services 26%
Finance and insurance 11
Wired telecommunications carriers 9
Management of companies and enterprises 7
Government 6

Computer network architects spend most of their time in offices, but occasionally work in server rooms where they have access to the hardware that make up an organization's computer and information network.

Work Schedules

Most computer network architects work full time. About 1 in 4 worked more than 40 hours per week in 2014.