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Online Network Administration Degrees and Careers

Network administration is another booming occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Network administration jobs, BLS reports, should skyrocket 30 percent between 2008 and 2018, due to mobile commerce and information security integration into systems. If you are into helping organizations share and store information, in computer networks, databases, and the Internet, a network administration job may be a good fit for you.

Architects and engineers design computer networks, while network and computer systems administrators install and maintain hardware and software, identify problems, and recommend upgrades. Database administrators, meanwhile, devise ways to store and safeguard data, and computer security specialists monitor breaches and cyber-attacks.

Education & Career Opportunities in Network Administration

Network administration degree programs can help you secure a position in the career field. A bachelor's degree is the typical minimum educational requirement. Additional certifications and work experience also go a long way in finding a position. Popular study areas include computer science, information science, and management information systems (MIS), including business and systems security courses. To become a network architect or database administrator, you may also want to pursue an MBA with a concentration in information systems. Product vendor, computer association, and training institution certifications are also helpful.

In 2009, network systems and data communication analysts earned a mean annual wage of $76,560, while network and computer systems administrators and database administrators make $70,930 and $74,290, respectively.

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