9. Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst
Average salary: $76,560, according to BLS
Desirable certifications/qualifications: 2- or 4-year degree in Computer Science or a related field.
What does this person do?: Analyzes and evaluates LANs, internet, intranet, and other communications and data systems.
Most promising quote: "This profession will grow because, as businesses implement more and newer technology, more professionals will be needed to monitor efficiency and set up networks." — Boston Globe's article "IN THE YEAR 2016: THE 30 FASTEST-GROWING JOBS"
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