Network Administrators maintain your computing environment by identifying the network requirements, installing and maintaining a network which meet your needs, installing necessary upgrades and virus protection, and monitoring network performance. They consult with other users to institute network parameters, analyze workflow, access, information, and security requirements, such as firewalls, and evaluate the performance issues of the network to establish it.
Your Network Administrator should have technical zeal and understanding. Network Administrators are coordinated, multi-tasking, problem-solving strategic planners with interpersonal skills. They should be fluent in network performance tuning, LAN, WAN, and network design and implementation. A Network Administrator’s primary focus should always be on quality.
Network Administrators should have enthusiasm and aspirations, because the more they continue to assimilate education in the IT field, the more likely it is that their job performance will continue to improve. Experience and an IT degree are always assets for Network Administrators.
Advanced Network Administrators making the highest salaries most often possessed skills in System Administration. See our IT Salary Guide for more information.