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Network/systems designer and engineer
Between 2006 and 2009, 0.2% of employed doctoral graduates or 30 employed doctoral graduates, are known to have been working as network / systems designers and engineers six months after graduation.
Network designers and engineers are included in the ‘other common doctoral occupations' employment cluster.
Network designers and engineers are responsible for installing, maintaining and supporting computer communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. Their goal is to ensure the smooth operation of communication networks in order to provide maximum performance and availability for their users, such as staff, clients, customers and suppliers.
Network engineers may work internally as part of an organisation's IT support team or externally as part of an IT networking consultancy firm working with a number of clients. Other job titles used to refer to this kind of work include network support, support engineer, IT support engineer, helpdesk support, network administrator, Novell support engineer, first-line support, second-line support, security engineer and network architect.