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Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Quick Facts : Network and Computer Systems Administrators*
2010 Median Pay$69,160
Entry Level EducationBachelor's degree
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 2012347,200
Job Outlook28% (Faster than average)
Employment Change96,600


Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks. They organize, install, and support an organization?s computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems.

What Network and Computer Systems Administrators Do

  • Determine what the organization needs in a network and computer system before it is set up
  • Install all network hardware and software and make needed upgrades and repairs
  • Maintain network and computer system security and ensure that all systems are operating correctly
  • Train users on the proper use of hardware and software when necessary
  • Solve problems quickly when a user or an automated monitoring system lets them know about a problem

Work Environment

Network and computer systems administrators work with the physical computer networks of a variety of organizations and therefore are employed in many industries. In 2010, over 90 percent of network and computer systems administrators worked full time.
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Job Outlook

Employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to grow 28 percent from 2010 to 2020 since demand for these workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.
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Pay

The median annual wage of network and computer systems administrators was $69,160 in May 2010.
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Network and Computer Systems Administrators*
Average Annual Salary, May 2010

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

69160

Computer and Information Technology Occupations

81947.0

All Jobs in the U.S.

52312.5223
Network and Computer Systems Administrators*
Percent Change in Employment

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

27.8226

Computer and Information Technology Occupations

20.80073003768921

All Jobs in the U.S.

15.767561808929724

Becoming a Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Network and computer systems administrators must often have a bachelor's degree, but some positions require an associate's degree or a postsecondary certificate in a computer field with related work experience.
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