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Network Systems Administration Careers Overview

At DeVry University, you'll master the network systems administration tools and techniques employed by industry leaders. This experiential learning method prepares you for real-world situations that you'll encounter in your career. Upon graduation, you'll be positioned to take advantage of the most in-demand technology jobs today and in the future. Set up and oversee network systems, as well as diagnose and repair the parts that make the network function. Companies will rely on you to keep business running smoothly.

Areas of Opportunity

 

When you earn your associate degree in Network Systems Administration from DeVry University, you'll be equipped for a hands-on career in a wide variety of industries. Like the field itself, job tasks and occupational titles evolve quickly, reflecting new areas of specialization and new technologies. Here are a few of the current careers in network systems administration that you could pursue:

  • Network Analysis, Planning, and Management: Get involved in analyzing and solving problems by studying data-processing problems and designing new flows of information. Design entirely new systems or add a new software application to harness more of a network's power.
  • Network Troubleshooting and Support: Professionals in this career field provide technical assistance, support, and advice to customers and other network users. These support personnel help install, modify, clean, and repair computers and their parts, as well as train others in their use and care.
  • Freelance Consultant: Well-trained and highly skilled network administrators can be called upon for their expertise on an "as-needed" basis and get contracted for temporary work as consultants. Although you are always "on call" in this position, choosing your own clients and hours make it an appealing option.

Industries

 

Network systems administration career opportunities are available in nearly every industry, including:

  • Business
  • Government
  • Communications
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical
  • Research
  • Security

Career Options

DeVry University graduates with a degree in Network Systems Administration will be prepared for career-entry positions in areas such as:

  • Network systems administration
  • Network operations
  • Network security
  • Network/IT technical support
  • Local area network (LAN) administration
  • Customer service
  • End user service and support

For related career paths, see all degree programs offered by the College of Engineering & Information Sciences.