Technology has pervaded every aspect of modern life. It has largely replaced cash with credit cards that can draw funds electronically from bank accounts, replaced beepers with handheld mobile phones that can not only instantly connect callers, but also act as a tiny web browser and gaming system, and pushed globalization into overdrive through the World Wide Web. The technological boom has not been confined to just personal gadgets. Many businesses are now using networking technology in their offices, implementing wireless networks, video conferences, and other communications technology to increase productivity. As a result, telecommunications network engineers will be in high demand to install and monitor these networks well into the next decade. Employment opportunities for telecommunications network engineers are expected to increase 53 percent, according to CNN Money. The average salary of telecommunications network engineers is $86,200 annually for experienced workers.