Have you been technologically-inclined from an early age? Did your parents take notice of your affinity towards electronics and problem-solving?

If this sounds like you, you may have what it takes to be a Network Admin. The skills needed to be successful in this role aren’t necessarily something that can be taught… It takes a natural level of talent, attention to detail, and awareness of the big picture results.

Check out these three main reasons why your career choice was brilliant. Or – for those considering a career as a Network Admin – to provide encouragement.

1. The salary is about to increase.

Put on your negotiating war paint, because the average salary of a Network Admin is set to increase by 6.4% in 2016, or from an average of $76,000 to $112,000. (source: Robert Half Income Report)

2. Demand = options.

Long gone are the days of fighting over positions. Now you get to call the shots. With less people competing for a growing amount of positions, you may find that potential employers are open to creative options for your employment.

Whether you decide to pursue freelance, contract work, or go full-time, the demand for Network Admin’s skills is increasing.

3. No degree needed.

The credentials of those working as Network Admin range, but there are many Network Admin who actually don’t have a college degree. Check out the three educational routes you can take for this career path.

Even though the amount of learning required to understand networks, troubleshooting, etc. is a massive undertaking, thankfully there are incredible books, videos, guides, blogs, and entire Reddit communities around networks.

So are you convinced yet that being a Network Admin could be one of the best decisions in your career? Drop us a comment and tell us what you think!

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