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.
Sample of reported job titles: Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist), Local Area Network Administrator (LAN Administrator), Information Technology Manager (IT Manager), Information Technology Director (IT Director), Systems Engineer, Network Manager, Network Specialist
New Hampshire Outlook
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Education and Training
Most Network Administrators must have a four-year college degree, although some may obtain qualification through fewer years of education along with related work experience. Computer technology changes quickly, and those who continue pursuing training and certification to stay up-to-date on technological developments will have an edge in obtaining employment.
There is no professional licensing required in New Hampshire for this occupation. Training and certifications offered by software vendors are a common way for Network Administrators to maintain competency in their field.
Interests (Holland Code): IRC
Career Cluster: Information Technology
Network and computer systems administrators work with the physical computer networks of a variety of organizations and therefore are employed in many industries. In 2010, over 90 percent of network and computer systems administrators worked full time.
Additional Information Sources**
IEEE Computer Society
To Find a Job
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* New Hampshire Occupational Employment and Wages, September 2012. Wage estimates based on surveys through May 2011, adjusted to June 2012.
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NH Employment Projections, base year 2010 to projected year 2020
Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau
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