It depends if you are looking to do work for an office or corporate site or instead you want to do work for a website.
A lot of companies where the website is their main business have moved to public cloud providers like Amazon. Amazon does all of the network infrastructure for their customers and hence the skills needed are more for systems and application administration.
In a corporate space, there are still lots of jobs for networking. However, they are often combined with other jobs like audio/video support, desktop support, system administration.
Point to be noted:
Area of Challenges:
# getting interview for your first job has bit challenge as most of the organisation look for experienced people.
# you need to upgrade yourself when technology changes , means you will continue your study for growth
Better part :
Lot of job opportunity in all part of world.
Comparatively better salary .
If you love the technology, you will never bore , you will be always interested to work and study in networking field
There will be lots of opportunities in Networking space, especially in IT Security space since Cloud security starting to take off and most of IT industries provided moved away from being appliance provider to be more cloud products.
Having said that, securing cloud technologies will be crucial hence the demand on IT Security space will increase and will create lots of opportunities.
Handy recommends the following next steps:
The good thing is that yes you will still getting an opportunities like the new ones cloud,python and Data Science/Blockchain.
But the only challenge is that this industry keeps evolving in every three years so you need to keep updating yourself.
Apart from networking skillset, we also need to focus on some amount of programming skills as well. Python is one dynamic programming language today.
The more you have the learning bug in you, the more you will grow in this field.
All the Best!
This is one technology which will never stop growing.
But you need to keep yourself updated to survive.
Since the technologies are growing and never stop, we can see a lot of opportunities always available in different aspects of networking field.
But please keep in mind that now a days knowing programming languages like python is really necessary beside networking and really helps to have more opportunities in the market.
There are but be aware that industry is evolving and job are changing accordingly.
Amount of required knowledge will increase and I suggest to start exploring Python and network automatisation in order to be current and prepared for future