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Network and 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. 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.

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Skills Needed

69%

Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

69%

Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

69%

Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

66%

Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

66%

Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

66%

Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

66%

Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

63%

Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

63%

Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

63%

Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

63%

Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

63%

Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.

56%

Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

56%

Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

53%

Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

53%

Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

50%

Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

50%

Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

50%

Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

50%

Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

50%

Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

50%

Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

47%

Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

47%

Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

47%

Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

47%

Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

44%

Technology Design - Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.

44%

Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.

44%

Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

41%

Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

41%

Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

38%

Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

35%

Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

31%

Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.

28%

Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Wages

This following graph displays the lower, median and upper income potential of the job.

 
  • Lower Income Salary $54k
  • Median Income Salary$82k
  • Upper Income Salary $117k

Employment Projections for this Job

 

Education Pathway

High school courses

  • Below A rigorous high school STEM education - versus the minimum required for graduation - prepares students to come up with creative solutions to tough problems, better preparing them for college and new careers.

  • Recommended years of math:
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  • Recommended years of science:
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Degree Levels Offered

    • Accounting and Info Syst BSBUS
    • Comp TIA Certification Preparation
    • CompTIA Security+ Certificate
    • Information Systems BSBUS
    • Linux Professional Certificati
    • CIT-NETWORK SECURITY-AAS
    • CompTIA Certification Prepara
    • Cyber Seccurity-AAS
    • Information Systems MS
    • Technology - Comp Info Tech

Education by degree The following are the total graduates from all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions in 2014-2015 school year.

  • 18

    Associate's Degree

  • 79

    Bachelor's Degree

  • 125

    Certificate Of Less Than One Year

  • 9

    Master's Degree