Computer Systems Support Technician
SUPPORT TECHNICIAN JOBS ARE GROWING IN NEW JERSEY2
The demand for computer systems and networking skills impacts almost all industries in the United States. In areas like Central New Jersey, this demand is particularly great due to the proximity of jobs in the Philadelphia metro area. This continues to drive the need for skilled computer systems support technicians.
More than 13,000 computer systems support specialist jobs are projected to open across New Jersey between 2018 and 2028, while over 50,000 job openings across the state of New York are projected 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 Systems Support 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 network 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 Moorestown campus has been created to prepare you to enter the IT industry as a skilled systems support technician. This program will teach you the fundamentals of information technology and networking, and then enhance this skillset. From computer repair and maintenance, to knowledge of advanced support techniques, this program prepares you to be an entry-level technician. With this training, you will be a useful contributor on the first day of work.
A valuable 150-hour internship will provide you with real-world IT systems experience. This can be a great asset for your résumé when you enter the field as a technician.
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 6% between 2018 to 20282.
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 the 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 Moorestown, 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 January 8, 2022, 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 January 8, 2022, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/15-1232.00?st=NJ&g=Go