Network 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. Other responsibilities may include monitoring networks to ensure network availability to all system users, performing necessary maintenance to support network availability, and may assist in network modeling, analysis, planning.
A Typical Day
- 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.
- 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.
Education & Training
Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.
Northwest Lower Michigan
Northwestern Michigan College
Elsewhere in Michigan
Bachelor's of Science Degree -
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Try it before you buy it!
- Take math and science classes
- Explore how the WIFI network works at your home!
The Local Advantage Learning Pathway
Look into these programs:
- Apply to Information Technology program at the Northwest Education Services (formerly TBAISD) Career Tech Center (articulates to NMC)
- Enroll in the Sci-Ma-Tech program at TC Central High School or TC West High School
Associates in Applied Sciences Degree
- NMC's Computer Information Technology Program (Has articulation agreements with several universities)
Articulate from NMC pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree -
Contact one of these companies and ask for an informational interview, to see if you can job shadow, or to find out if they hire interns.
Sample Job Titles...
- Information Systems Manager
- Information Technology Specialist
- Computer Systems Administrator
- Local Area Network Specialist
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