The network administration profession is growing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects a 28 percent growth in job opportunities for network administrators by 2020, which is faster than average for all jobs in the United States.
Network administrators are also fairly comfortable financially. According to the BLS, the median income for network administrators was $69,160 per year in 2010. However, the jobs and the salaries go to administrators who can master their concepts and effectively manage large systems. If you’re interested in a job as a network administrator, you need to know your stuff.
1. IP Addresses and Other Identifying Numbers.
2. DNS Reverse Lookups.
4. LAN, WAN and NAT.
5. Operating Systems.
6. The cloud is coming.
Network administrators need to pay attention to new trends in technology. They need to adapt regularly and come up with creative solutions to challenges on-the-job. With that being said, it’s great career for tech-minded people who enjoy building, organizing and fixing big networks. It’s also a high-paying job with a constantly changing set of responsibilities, and for the tech-minded, there are few careers as challenging and rewarding.
Are you interested in network administration? What concepts do you expect to use on a daily basis? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.