Network and Computer Systems Administrators

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Occupation Description

Network and computer systems administrators install, configure, and upkeep an organization's or client's local and wide area networks (LAN, WAN), and internet systems, or a specific portion of a network system. They oversee the network to ensure no issues arise and access to the end user is open. They also work on necessary maintenance to upkeep network availability in many cases and oversee and test website performance to ensure it is correctly working without interruption. Some help in network modeling, testing, development and coordinating between network, data communications hardware and software. They may oversee technical support specialists in the network and computer user field and provide network security measures.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

350320

Job Openings By 2020

155300

Growth Rate

27.8%

Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:
Bachelors in Computer Science

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth