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This applications administrator describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, how to get into the industry, and work-life balance. To get a job like hers, you need drive, determination, and a love for troubleshooting.

Degree: Human Services
Job Title: Applications Administrator
Employer: SharePoint

Job Summary: Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Job Description

Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of an organization's computer 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.

On-the-Job Training


Additional Info

In 2010, over 90 percent of network and computer systems administrators worked full time. Most organizations depend on their computer networks, so many administrators work overtime to ensure that the networks are operating properly. Administrators may have to be at work outside of normal business hours to resolve problems.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by Microsoft, Red Hat, and Cisco.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$45,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Office, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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