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LANS — Network Administration

Computers are essential and so are network administrators.

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Every company, big and small, needs computers to operate, sell, and succeed. This means they also need to hire experts who understand how to setup and maintain computer networks. That’s the job of the Local Area Network Systems (LANS) network administrator. In this role, you will be part assembler, part caretaker. You will install new computers, replace equipment as it gets old, fix issues, and stay on top of updates for both machines and software. All of your work is vital to the success of a company!

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Career Details

Degree Type: Associate Degree

Field: Information Technology (IT)

County: Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell

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Career Driven Skills Needed:


Excellent problem solver, organized, good communication, dependable, plans ahead, trained in active directory, local area networks, and operating systems

Salary Trends:


New workers generally start around $28 per hour or $58,548 per year. Normal pay for Network and Computer Systems Administrators is $80,079 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $129,813.

Internship Offered:


Get paid to learn! This degree plan includes a paid IT internship, 20 hours a week for 3 semesters. Interns are always paid at least $12 an hour, often more, and gain valuable hands-on experience.