Network and Computer Systems Administrators
On the Job
Network and Computer Systems Administrators install and support organizations' local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and internet systems. They make sure the system is available to all users, and focus mainly on administering the network, rather than designing it. They may also create security measures.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Create electronic data backup to prevent loss of information.
- Implement security measures for computer or information systems.
- Install computer hardware.
- Resolve computer network problems.
- Resolve computer software problems.
- Troubleshoot issues with computer applications or systems.
- Identify information technology project resource requirements.
- Update knowledge about emerging industry or technology trends.
- Collect data about customer needs.
- Conduct research to gain information about products or processes.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Using e-mail.
- Working with a group or team.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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