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Network and Computer Systems Administrators
(SOC Code : 15-1142)
in Santa Cruz County

Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet system or a segment of a network system. Maintain network hardware and software. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May supervise other network support and client server specialists and plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures. Exclude "Computer Support Specialists" (15-1041).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Santa Cruz County is the same as Santa Cruz-Watsonville MSA.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
Santa Cruz-Watsonville MSA20151st Qtr$36.06$27.40$35.11$44.58

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
Santa Cruz County 2012 - 2022240250104.26

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Santa Cruz County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services12815.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 57.4%
Colleges and Universities 173.6%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 2533.4%
Data Processing and Related Services 353.2%
Employment Services 263.0%
Other Information Services 422.7%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1542.6%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 802.4%
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 82.4%
Architectural and Engineering Services 2862.3%
Software Publishers 52.3%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 391.8%
Legal Services 3741.7%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 71.6%
Insurance Carriers 451.4%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 201.3%
Offices of Physicians 2791.2%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 81.2%
Accounting and Bookkeeping Services 1861.2%
Depository Credit Intermediation 691.1%
Insurance Agencies, Brokerages & Support2321.1%
Office Administrative Services 111.0%
Motion Picture and Video Industries 431.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assura

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Alternate Titles
Information Technology (IT) Directors; IT Managers; IT Specialists; Local Area Network (LAN) Administrators; Network Administrators; Network Engineers; Network Managers; Network Specialists; Systems Administrators; and Systems Engineers
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