Computer and network administrators install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain operations and security for vital internal and customer-facing networks. They typically provide routine system upgrades and performance evaluations, along with on-call customer and client support to keep systems running in optimal condition.
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that new jobs for these highly prized professionals will grow by 30 percent between 2008 and 2018.(2) Once on the job, computer and network administrators care for local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), and company Internet and intranet systems.
Network professionals take jobs throughout most of America's industries. The Information Technology Association of America reports that more than 90 percent of IT workers are employed by non-technology companies.(3)
Coursework for a computer networking associate's degree typically includes a wide range of network technologies, including wireless systems currently used in most industries. Foundation classes are offered in:
The BLS reports that 'job seekers can enhance their employment opportunities by earning certifications...Many employers regard these certifications as the industry standard, and some require their employees to be certified.' And with Remington College's Computer and Network Administration program, you'll have the opportunity to earn up to five Microsoft certifications to help improve your chances of finding employment.(1)
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(1)Employment upon graduation not guaranteed.(2)www.bls.gov/oco/ocos305.htm(3)Career Voyages (http://www.careervoyages.gov/includes/incsmallwindow-allindustries-industryoverview.cfm?industrynumber=8)
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