Man holding a laptop in front of a rack of servers

Network & Computer Systems Administrators 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. Monitors network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. Monitors and tests website performance to ensure websites 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 or administer network security measures.

Sample of reported job titles: Information Technology Director (IT Director), Information Technology Manager (IT Manager), Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist), Local Area Network Administrator (LAN Administrator), Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Network Manager, Network Specialist, Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $30.08/hr
  • 190 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2016-2021: 14%
  • Retirement Risk: 12% of Local Employees are Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 19% of Local Employees are Female

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*

Graphic Literacy
5 5 4

Training and Prep

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.