Innovative and detail-oriented?
Ranked #9Computer Systems Admin makes Top 10 in U.S. News' Best Technology Jobs of 2022, with above average opportunities for advancements and salary.
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Market Snapshot:24,900 job openings for network and computer systems administrators are projected each year through 2030.
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2021 median annual wage for Network and Computer Systems Administrators.
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Did you know?
52% of Computer System Admins have a bachelor’s degree.
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Top employer-requested skills for system admins:
- Troubleshooting/problem solving
- Research and planning that fosters innovation
- Technical support
- Hardware and software installation
While many companies still store their technical resources on-site, an ever-increasing number of corporate assets are making the transition to cloud hosting. As a result, the demand for employees skilled in implementing and maintaining web-based services has grown exponentially.
Studying System Administration will prepare you with a strong foundation in technology so you can obtain entry-level employment while you continue your degree. You'll graduate with the skills to manage on-premises and cloud environments, as well as the expertise to earn several IT industry certifications, giving you a leg up in your chosen field.
DON'T FORGET TO PLAN YOUR COURSES
Have you laid out your course sequencing yet? It’s essential that you meet with your success advisor first thing to ensure that you stay on track. Accumulating too many credits will not only affect your eligibility for financial aid, but also your ability to transfer to another school. So don’t wait. Set yourself up for success by mapping out your required courses from the beginning.
You can reach your success advisor through the Student Success Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-524-8151.
M.B.A., Information Management, University of Phoenix, 1995
After graduating from BYU with a degree in Information Systems, Mr. DeGraw joined Novell’s software development team. He later went on to get an MBA as he continued to work full-time in technology. He joined the college in 2013 after working 20 years in the private, high technology sector. With practical, real-world experience working for companies like Novell, CA, Symantec, and IBM, he adds a unique business perspective to how students at Ensign College learn about technology.
Co-Chair – Information Technology
M.S., Computer Information Systems, Security, Boston University, 2016; B.S., Computer Science, Systems Integration, Weber State University, 2007
Troy joined the IT faculty team in 2017, after working in various senior and management level positions in the IT industry. Troy brings a level of passion, engagement, and a unique perspective to help students realize success in their technology and lifelong learning endeavors.