We surveyed 1,417 network administrators to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical network administrator. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a network administrator?
Working as a network administrator typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a network administrator?
A career as a network administrator typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a network administrator?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as a network administrator.
Do network administrators work full-time or part-time?
90% of network administrators work in full-time roles while 10% work part-time.
Is being a network administrator stressful?
Stress is not uncommon amongst network administrators, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.
Is being organized important as a network administrator?
Some level of organization is generally required to be a network administrator.
How competitive is the workplace for network administrators?
Competition at work is not common for network administrators.
Does being a network administrator require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Network administrators will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.
Are network administrators allowed to express themselves creatively?
Network administrators rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.
Do network administrators have control over the direction of their work?
Network administrators tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a network administrator physically demanding?
Work as a network administrators is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.
Are network administrators exposed to a wide variety of work?
While sometimes repetitive, network administrators tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.
Does being a network administrator require attention to detail?
As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for network administrators.
Does being a good network administrator require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a network administrator.