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?
(Information from theprincetonreview.com from the "Facts and Figures section"
Day in the Life | Quality of Life | Present & Future
Facts & Figures | Majors | Graduate Programs
# of people in profession:
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
* Fresh Meat
Books, Films, and TV Shows Featuring the Profession:
* The Plot to Get Bill Gates
Most companies, large or small, employ systems administrators to keep their systems running smoothly.
The Systems Administration Guild (SAGE)
Systems Administration, Networking, and Security
5401 Westbard Ave.
Bethesda MD 20816