You must at least have a bachelor's degree in a computer related field, such as programming, computer science, engineering or similar, and many employers prefer applicants to have an MBA in information systems. Employers also look for experience in the field, either working with IT systems or in network administration. Analytical Skills are important because network engineers have to look at complicated network systems to find flaws or room for improvement. Attention to Detail becuase network engineers have to create complex blueprints for communication networks, and must make sure the systems will work together. Leadership Skills because network engineers may be a leader of other engineers to create the network. Organizational Skills because sometimes many different networks come together at once. Keeping them all organized will take skill. Teamwork because larger firms have many employees and many engineers working together.