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IT Administrator

Find out how to become an IT administrator and work in the information technology industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an IT Administrator is $50,000 - 60,000 annually

Overview

IT administrators ensure the smooth running of computer and network systems. Their job role is wide ranging and can include both hardware and software responsibilities. Employment for IT administrators to 2019 is expected to remain stable. Employment in this medium sized occupation fell over the last five years.

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Key skills

IT administrators maintain the network, servers and security systems of organisations. They are responsible for installation, testing and troubleshooting.

  • Making IT system recommendations in line with client requirements
  • Suggesting and implementing improvements for existing IT systems
  • Engaging in routine configuration and installation tasks
  • Troubleshooting problems with computer networks
  • Setting up new user accounts and overseeing passwords and security measures
  • Ensuring that back up systems are in place

Quick facts

Working as an IT administrator gives you the opportunity to interact with computers whilst combining creative thinking and information gathering to solve problems.

Outlook
  • Average Hours Worked
    39.5 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
    *Source
  • Main Industries
    Information Technology
  • Average qualification level
    35.4% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

Study pathways

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