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Aca115 Career Write Up

  1. 1. SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR<br />BY BERTRAM MCINTOSH<br />
  2. 2. NATURE OF WORK<br /> SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS DESIGN, INSTALL AND SUPPORT AN ORGANIZTIONS COMPUTER SYSTEMS. SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS ALSO INTERACT WITH CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES ON A REGULAR BASIS.<br />
  3. 3. WORK CONDITIONS<br /> SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS WORK IN WELL-LIGHTED OFFICES OR COMPUTER LABS. THEY USUALLY WORK ABOUT 40 HOURS A WEEK. THEY SOMETIMES ARE ON CALL ON EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS. SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS ARE AT RISK FOR EYESTRAIN, BACK DISCOMFORT AND PROBLEMS WITH HANDS AND WRIST. <br />
  4. 4. EMPLOYMENT<br />Can work in a wide range industries such as: <br />Financial Institutions <br />Government Agencies <br />Health Care Organizations <br /> TWENTY THREE PERCENT WORK IN PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND TECHNICAL INDUSTRIES.<br />
  5. 5. TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS, AND ADVANCEMENT<br /> A BATCHELOR’S DEGREE IS REQUIRED FOR MANY POSITIONS. SOME JOBS ONLY REQUIRE A COMPUTER RELATED ASSOCIATES DEGREE. STRONG PROBLEM SOLVING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS ARE IMPORTANT. ENTRY LEVEL ADMINISTRATORS DO ROUTINE MAINTENCE AND MONITOR COMPUTER SYSTEMS. WITH EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE THEY CAN MOVE UP TO SENIOR –LEVEL POSITIONS. TECHNOLOGY IS ALWAYS ADVANCING SO THEY NEED TO CONTINUE LEARNING NEW TECHNOLOGIES.<br />
  6. 6. JOB OUTLOOK<br /> EMPLOYMENT FOR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE BY 18 PERCENT FROM 2006 TO 2016. OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS ABOUT 155,000 JOBS SHOULD BE ADDED. DEMAND SHOULD CONTINUES TO INCREASE, BUT MANY JOBS COULD BE LOST TO OUTSOURCING. <br />
  7. 7. EARNINGS<br />MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY WAS $62,130 IN MAY OF 2006. THE MIDDLE 50 PERCENT EARNED BETWEEN $48,520 AND $79,160. THE LOWER 10 PERCENT EARNED LESS THAN $25,000.<br />
  8. 8. RELATED OCCUPATIONS<br />DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR<br />NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR<br />SECURITY ADMINISTRATOR<br />WEB ADMINISTRATOR<br />
  9. 9. SOURCES<br />http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos268.htm<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_administrator<br />

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