LAN Engineer

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LAN Engineer

LAN Engineers are the IT professionals that install and keep local area networks and wide area networks for businesses which require the networks to function. The LAN Engineers use an extensive selection of IT knowledge and skills to carry out networking facility of an establishment.

The local area networks (LAN) typically link to wide area networks through a router or other device and deliver internet to the given geographic location.

Job Description

The essential duty of a LAN engineer is to make the network up and running without issues that restrict with two-way communications and internet access. Companies require the networks to access the internet and link with colleagues and exchanges the applicable information outside the company. Hence LAN networks give this site for enhanced communication.

The engineers devote much time studying network data to confirm that the network is functioning correctly and that it has the resources it needs to continue to function well. Engineers will oversee how the network is being utilized and how much storage ability it has, as well as the security situations and permissions required for the networks.

The LAN network engineers also prepare the documentation for network activities so that if issues do arise, data is available to make use for fixing them. LAN engineers also assist in backing up the network data, browser history and outlook emails among other things. They make use of exchange server to set up mail communication as well.

Engineers help and support to those having issues or needs training on how to utilize the network also comes under the duty of a LAN engineer, though specialists or a technician may also be as supporting staff to help with assistance and related duties.

Education and Certification

To be successful in this field, you will need to have an essential degree in computer science, IT, network technologies or a related field. A certification will add value to you as a professional.

There are several certifications which are beneficial for present engineers engaged with ongoing training as well as for other security specialists looking to become security analysts.

Following are the top certifications in the marketplace for career enhancement:

  • Network+ (CompTIA)
  • CCIE (Cisco)
  • CCNP (Cisco)
  • JNCIE-ENT (Juniper)
  • WCNA (Wireshark)


Apart from the general understanding of networks and detailed knowledge about the networks of your organization, you are also required for several other skills in order to work as an engineer.

To have the LAN network functional, all the time it also needs excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills in order to solve concerns and find out how to stop problems occurring in the future. As an engineer, if your team comprises of technicians and assistant that work under you, leadership skills will also be required in order to retain the team performing well in its objective of good network performance.


As per Paysa, the average salary estimate of LAN engineer is around $105,522 per annum in the United States. However, freelance work can also be rewarding and beneficial towards progressing your career. Those interested in working on a freelance basis should visit for the best opportunities.

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