Computer occupations include computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists.  This industry category is projected to experience consistent sgrowth through 2024.  It is in the top 25% of growth industry opportunities, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Occupational Growth

By occupation, the following growth rates are anticipated:

Occupation Projected Growth
Administrative Assistants 3.0%
Computer User Support Specialists 12.8%
Computer Network Support Specialists 7.5%


Entry-Level Positions

Entry-level positions in this field requiring an associate's degree and 0-2 years of experience include:

Job Title Base Salary Range
Administrative Assistant $29,000 - $45,000
Help Desk Support $36,000 - $58,000
LAN Support $38,000 - $68,000
PC Maintenance Technician $31,000 - $49,000


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