A Day in the Life

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. They ensure that email and data storage networks work properly. They also make sure that employees’ workstations are working efficiently and stay connected to the central computer network. Some administrators manage telecommunication networks. Network and Computer Systems Administrators may help network architects design and analyze network models.


Also Known As...

Network Systems Administrators can have different titles at different organizations. Here are the top job titles associated with this career:

  • Systems Administrators
  • Systems Engineers
  • IT Network Administrators
  • IT Support Engineers

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By the Numbers

According to EMSI, job demand for Network Administrators will grow 10% by 2030. Between July 2019 and June 2020, there were 517,486 unique jobs posted for Database Administrators. The average number of monthly hires was 3,513 with a median salary of $82,056

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  • Foundation: Networking Fundamentals
  • Intermediate: Networking Essentials
  • Advanced: Next-Gen Networking

The Intermediate track expands knowledge and skills specifically into the key areas required for modern networking requirements.

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