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Kay Johnson - 325.734.3630
Mayra Juarez - 325.236.8206
Email: wtxfinaid@tstc.edu

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Julia Humphrey - 325.734.3612
Abilene Campus

Patricia Reid - 254.559.7720
Breckenridge Campus

Charlotte Tongate - 325. 641. 3901
Brownwood Campus

Jennifer Rosas - 325.235.7338
Sweetwater Campus

(254) 799-3611

3801 Campus Drive
Waco, TX 76705

TSTC is located off I-35 North at exit 342A, just north of Waco
 
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CNS Did You Know

What the Future Holds

CNN Money, US News & World Report, Wired Magazine, and many other sources all state that Information Technology (IT) jobs continue to be in high demand. The Texas State Workforce Commission lists Information and Computer Technology among its top six economically critical occupations. One IT sector in particular, Computer Network, Systems and Database Administrators, is projected to add nearly 300,000 jobs nationwide between now and 2018, opening up several opportunities for those wishing to enter this ever-growing industry. 

The Texas Workforce Commission ranked Networking and Systems Administration on its top 25 “Hot Shots” list. Network and System Administrators average $66,000 annually, with plenty of opportunities for advancement. The stronger the skills and experience, the faster you can move up the ladder of success.

  • Among Texas’ “Hot Shots” (Top 25 out of the state’s Top 50 Hot Jobs)
  • Excellent job prospects nationwide
  • Earns O*Net’s Bright Outlook designation (expected to grow rapidly and have large numbers of job openings)
  • Annual median wage:  $72,200 [O*Net’s]
  • Mean hourly wage:  $34.71

Companies that Employ Our Graduates

  • Suddenlink Communications
  • Leaco Rural Telephone Co
  • ERF Wireless
  • Harris Broadband
  • Big Spring ISD
  • Genesis Network Solutions
  • City of Abilene
  • Texas State Technical College
  • Presidio ISD
  • Hendrick Hospital System 

By the Numbers CNS Industry


15-1071 (15-1142) Network
& Computer Systems Administrators
Annual Average of Job Openings TX 1130
2010-2020 Projection of Growth TX 27.8%
2010 Average Starting Wage TX $33.32
2010 Average Starting Wage Abilene   $24.98
15-1099.03 (15-1133) Network Designers
Annual Average of Job Openings TX    315
2010-2020 Projection of Growth TX 14.1%
2010 Average Starting Wage TX $38.48
2010 Average Starting Wage Abilene $22.69
15-1041 (15-1150) Computer
Support Specialists
Annual Average of Job Openings TX    1940
2010-2020 Projection of Growth TX 18.1%
2010 Average Starting Wage TX $24.67
2010 Average Starting Wage Abilene $20.38

SOURCES: WantedAnalytics, WorkInTexas.com, BLS.gov, and O*NET Online, MSN Careerbuilder and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
*Salaries are dependent on location and demand











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