Network Systems Administrator

By- Maggie Moore

What they do

Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.

Schooling Needed

  • Bachelor's or Associates Degree is needed for the job
  • Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training

Job Information

  • The average salary is about $77,810
  • The personality needed is one that is dependable, attention to detail, adaptability, and integrity
  • The employment out look is average and jobs are very likely in the future