Unix System Administrator Information

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Avery in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

67 months ago

Hi,
I'm looking into going to college to become a Unix System Administrator. I have a few questions for people in the career.

1. How did you get into the position? What are some majors I could major in in college to work towards getting the position?

2. How accurate is the information on this site? www.princetonreview.com/Careers.aspx?cid=209&page=1 (especially in the facts and figures area... if you can't get to it without login information I pasted the info from the site below)

3. Could you recommend some sites where I could research information about the career and get accurate information?

Thanks!

(Information from theprincetonreview.com from the "Facts and Figures section"
"Systems Administrator
Day in the Life | Quality of Life | Present & Future
Facts & Figures | Majors | Graduate Programs

# of people in profession:
Female: %
Male: 100%
Average hours per week: 40
Average starting salary: $37,000.00
Average salary after 5 years: $120,000.00
Average salary after 10 to 15 years: $120,000.00
Professionals Read:

* www.sans.com
* www.usenix.org
* www.Deja.com
* Fresh Meat

Books, Films, and TV Shows Featuring the Profession:

* Nerds
* The Plot to Get Bill Gates

Major Employers

Most companies, large or small, employ systems administrators to keep their systems running smoothly.

Major Associations

The Systems Administration Guild (SAGE)
www.usenix.org

phone:
fax:

Systems Administration, Networking, and Security
www.sans.org
5401 Westbard Ave.
Bethesda MD 20816
phone:
fax: "

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