What Network Administrators Do
Network administrators are responsible for the upkeep of computer hardware and software systems. In some cases, it is the responsibility of network administrators to design and implement new networks. Network administrators analyze, test, troubleshoot and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN) and internet systems or a segment of a network system. They perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.
People in this career often have these skills:
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Reading work-related information
Judgment & Decision Making
Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
Quick Facts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
|2016 Median Pay (local)||
$81,910 per year
$39.38 per hour
|Typical Entry-Level Education||Associate’s degree|
|Work Experience||No work experience|
|On-the-Job Training||No on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2016||20,100|
|Job Outlook, 2016 - 2026||12% (22,500)|
|Annual Projected Job Openings||1,770|
World Education Partnership
SF State's College of Extended Learning offers this program in partnership with World Education.
World Education offers a large array of courses and eLearning products to meet the needs of their academic partners. World Education's mission is to create a positive learning journey for students by providing superior service, comprehensive content and expert coaching in a format that is available and affordable to all students. They accomplish their purpose when students complete their program ready to meet the expectations and challenges of their industry and are equipped to find employment.