Computer Systems Support Technician
The demand for computer networking skills spans most industries in the United States. In states like New Jersey, this demand is particularly great due to the proximity of jobs in the New York City metro area. This continues to drive the need for skilled computer networking technicians.
More than 11,000 computer systems support specialist positions are projected to open across New Jersey between 2020 and 2030, and over 44,000 job openings are projected across the state of New York during the same time period1. This is an excellent time to enter the field.
There is a wide variety of roles and responsibilities for people who understand technical computer issues and can communicate those details to the customer. Computer network technicians might not just install, maintain and repair hardware and software, they may also be called upon to train the user in its operation. A systems support technician who is excellent at both the technical and soft skills is a valuable person for any company.
The Computer Systems Support Technician (CSST) training program at the Iselin campus has been designed to prepare you to enter the IT industry as a skilled network support technician. In this program, you will learn the fundamentals of information technology and networking, and then build upon this skillset. From computer repair and support, to advanced networking techniques, this program prepares you to be an entry-level technician with the knowledge to be useful on the first day of work.
Job Outlook for New Jersey
The employment outlook for computer systems support specialists by state shows that the job growth in New Jersey will increase by 9% between 2020 to 20302.
Computer Systems Support Program Highlights
- Systems and Support Operations
- Repair and Support of Desktop PC Systems
- Cloud Computing with Remote Service
- Windows Servers and Support
- Networking with Firewalls and Routing
- Computer Operating Systems Diagnosis & Repair
- Preparation for CompTIA Certifications in IT Fundamentals, A+, and Net+
- 150-hour internship to gain real-world experience
The following career training program is currently available at Lincoln Tech in Iselin, New Jersey:
1 Job positions supplied by the National Center for O*NET Development for the states of New Jersey & New York. These Employment Trends are for 15-1232.00 - Computer User Support Specialists. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved July 18, 2023, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/15-1232.00?st=NJ&g=Go and https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/15-1232.00?st=NY&g=Go.
2 State-specific figures cited above are based on projected annual job openings which refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement. This data was compiled from the National Center for O*NET Development. New Jersey Employment Trends: 15-1232.00 - Computer User Support Specialists. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved July 18, 2023, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/15-1232.00?st=NJ&g=Go
3 See projected annual job openings for New Jersey at the URL in reference #2.