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Most employers require network and computer systems administrators to have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. Others may require only a postsecondary certificate.Education
Although some employers require only a postsecondary certificate, most require a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. There are degree programs that focus on computer network and system administration. However, because administrators work with computer hardware and equipment, a degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering usually is acceptable as well. Programs in these fields usually include classes in computer programming, networking, or systems design.
Because network technology is continually changing, administrators need to keep up with the latest developments. Many continue to take courses throughout their careers and attend information technology (IT) conferences to keep up with the latest technology. Some businesses require that an administrator get a master’s degree.Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations
Certification programs are generally offered directly from vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates knowledge and best practices required from network and computer systems administrators. Companies may require their network and computer systems administrators to be certified in the product they use. Microsoft and Cisco offer some of the most common certifications.Other Experience
To gain practical experience, many network administrators participate in internship programs while in school.Advancement
Network administrators can advance to become computer network architects. They can also advance to managerial jobs in information technology (IT) departments, such as computer and information systems managers.Important Qualities
Analytical skills. Administrators need analytical skills to evaluate network and system performance and determine how changes in the environment will affect them.
Communication skills. Administrators must be able to describe problems and their solutions to non-IT workers.
Computer skills. Administrators oversee the connections of many different types of computer equipment and must ensure that they all work together properly.
Multitasking skills. Administrators may have to work on many problems and tasks at the same time.
Problem-solving skills. Administrators must be able to quickly resolve any problems that arise with computer networks.
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Hispanic or Latino5.8%
Black or African American1.6%
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University of Oklahoma7.7%
More Tech Institute7.7%
Minnesota School of Business7.7%
Southern Methodist University7.7%
University of Maryland - College Park7.7%
University of Iowa3.8%
University of Texas at Arlington3.8%
Polytechnic Institute of New York University3.8%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology3.8%
California State University - Fullerton3.8%
University of North Carolina at Greensboro3.8%
University of Central Oklahoma3.8%
University of Maryland - University College3.8%
New Jersey Institute of Technology3.8%
University of Missouri - Saint Louis3.8%
University of Texas at Dallas3.8%
University of Bridgeport3.8%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Senior Middleware Engineer||Tricore Solutions LLC||Cambridge, MA||Jan 03, 2016||$150,000|
|Middleware Engineer||System One Holdings, LLC||Columbus, OH||Jun 06, 2016||$146,090|
|Senior Middleware Engineer||First Republic Bank||San Francisco, CA||Nov 15, 2016||$135,000|
|Middleware Engineer||Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.||San Bruno, CA||Aug 05, 2015||$134,638|
|SR. Middleware Engineer||Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.||Sunnyvale, CA||May 26, 2016||$131,269|
|Senior Middleware Engineer||Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.||Sunnyvale, CA||Sep 25, 2015||$131,269|
|SR. Middleware Engineer||Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.||Sunnyvale, CA||Apr 27, 2016||$131,269|
|SR. Middleware Engineer||Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.||Sunnyvale, CA||Jun 13, 2016||$131,269|
|SR. Middleware Engineer||Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.||San Bruno, CA||Aug 06, 2015||$130,000|
|SR. Middleware Engineer||Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.||Sunnyvale, CA||Dec 21, 2016||$130,000|
|SWP Middleware Engineer||SEI Investments Company||Ancient Oaks, PA||Jul 03, 2016||$130,000|
|Senior Middleware Engineer||American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.||PA||Sep 16, 2016||$125,000|
|Middleware Engineer||The Prudential Insurance Company of America||Iselin, NJ||Nov 29, 2016||$123,490 -
|Middleware Engineer||CVS Pharmacy, Inc.||Woonsocket, RI||Feb 10, 2016||$120,585|
|Middleware Engineer||Zions Bank/ZMSC||West Valley City, UT||Nov 03, 2016||$105,000|
|Middleware Engineer Integration||University of Chicago Medical Center||Chicago, IL||Feb 16, 2016||$105,000|
|Middleware Engineer||Populus Group LLC||NC||Dec 12, 2016||$104,350|
|Middleware Engineer||Airline Tariff Pubishing Company (Atpco)||Dulles Town Center, VA||Nov 07, 2016||$104,100 -
|Advisor, Middleware Engineer-ETL & BI||CVS Pharmacy, Inc.||Woonsocket, RI||Jul 27, 2015||$103,022|
|Middleware Engineer II||Paychex, Inc.||Webster, NY||Aug 12, 2015||$103,000|
|IT Middleware Engineer, Advisor||CVS Pharmacy, Inc.||Smithfield, RI||Jul 01, 2015||$100,123|
|Middleware Engineer||Ventech Solutions, Inc.||Columbus, OH||Dec 15, 2016||$100,000|
|Middleware Engineer||Spartan Solutions Inc.||McLean, VA||Mar 14, 2016||$89,000|
|Middleware Engineer||Orpine Inc.||Alpharetta, GA||Oct 27, 2015||$89,000|
|Middleware Engineer (Advisor)||Caremark, LLC||Buffalo Grove, IL||Feb 04, 2016||$88,858 -
|SOA Middleware Engineer||American Airlines, Inc.||Fort Worth, TX||May 30, 2016||$88,858 -
|Middleware Engineer (Advisor)||Caremark, LLC||Buffalo Grove, IL||Feb 22, 2016||$88,858 -
|Middleware Engineer||Companion Professional Services, LLC||Columbia, SC||Feb 11, 2015||$88,000|
|Middleware Engineer||Collaborate Solutions Inc.||Shrewsbury, MA||Sep 02, 2015||$87,859|
|SR. Middleware Engineer||Logic Bridge, Inc.||Farmington Hills, MI||Jan 26, 2016||$87,000|
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