COMPANIES DEPEND ON THEIR NETWORKS
And they rely on them for so much of their work that any downtime can be incredibly costly.
Your role as a Network Administrator is to keep those networks healthy, keep information backed up and secure, and to protect a company from any risk of data-loss or downtime. You’re also basically the technology guru of the company – anytime anyone is having technical problems, you’re the guy they call. Anytime new software needs to be installed on people’s computers or devices, you’re the guy. And anytime new technology needs to be purchased for a company (either to replace old tech, or to give a new capability to the company that they didn’t have before) you’re the one recommending, purchasing, and setting it up to make sure it fit’s in with all the other systems. Your day to day might have a checklist of things you do to keep the ship running smoothly – making sure backups took place, checking network connectivity, etc – and most of the time things will run as they should. But when the s*** hits the fan, it’s you to the rescue!