What Can I Do? Network and Computer Systems Admin

Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of computer networks.

Entry Level Education – Bachelor’s degree

2019 Median Pay – $83,510 ($40.15/hour)

Job outlook – 4%

What they do: Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of computer networks. Network and computer systems administrators work with the physical computer networks of a variety of organizations and therefore are employed in many industries[1].

Where do I start:

Certifications: Network+, CCNA

Where do they fall in the NIST[2] – Network systems administration fall under the Network Services Specialty area. They most closely align to the Network Operations Specialist in the NICE Framework.

[1] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/network-and-computer-systems-administrators.htm

[2] https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-181.pdf

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