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Northwest WDA II: Skagit county
Qualification: SOC code: 151152

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption. Excludes “Network and Computer Systems Administrators” (151142) and “Computer Network Architects” (151143).

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is: Some college, no degree. Additional training, experience, licenses or credentials may be required. Learn more at BLS.
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*How we calculate wages - Source data for wages come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey and are subject to restrictions and limitations of the survey. Self-employment, private households and agricultural employment, except for agricultural services, are excluded from OES. All wage estimations are adjusted as of March 2013. Learn more.

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Qualification status for in the other WDAs included below, for relevant areas.
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QualificationSoc area
Not in demand All workforce development areas, all counties
Not in demand Pacific Mountain WDA: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston counties
Demand Snohomish WDA: Snohomish County
Demand Seattle King WDA: King County
Balanced Pierce WDA: Pierce County
Not in demand Benton- Franklin WDA: Benton, Franklin counties
Demand Spokane WDA: Spokane County
Balanced Northwest WDA: Whatcom county
Demand Southwest WDA: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum counties
Balanced North Central WDA: Chelan/Douglas counties
Not in demand South Central WDA: Kittitas County
Demand Olympic Consortium WDA: Kitsap county
Demand Southwest WDA: Clark County
Balanced North Central WDA: Grant, Adams counties
Not in demand South Central WDA: Klickitat County
Demand Olympic Consortium WDA: Clallam, Jefferson counties
Balanced Northwest WDA: Island, San Juan counties
Balanced North Central WDA: Okanogan County
Not in demand South Central WDA: Skamania County
Not in demand South Central WDA: Yakima County
Balanced