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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 Services12215.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 57.4%
Colleges and Universities 163.6%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 2313.4%
Data Processing and Related Services 333.2%
Employment Services 233.0%
Other Information Services 522.7%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1572.6%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 782.4%
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 72.4%
Architectural and Engineering Services 2532.3%
Software Publishers 32.3%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 421.8%
Legal Services 3711.7%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 81.6%
Insurance Carriers 491.4%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 181.3%
Offices of Physicians 3651.2%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 71.2%
Accounting and Bookkeeping Services 1831.2%
Depository Credit Intermediation 691.1%
Insurance Agencies, Brokerages & Support2401.1%
Office Administrative Services 131.0%
Motion Picture and Video Industries 441.0%

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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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