IT-Systems Administration Specialist Career Outlook

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WITC IT-Systems Administration Specialist Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

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WITC IT-Systems Administration Specialist Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

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$28,078 - $39,517

Range of Yearly Salary





Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Systems Administrator

Systems Administrators manage an organization’s servers and desktop and mobile equipment. They ensure that email and data storage networks work properly. They also make sure that employees’ workstations are working efficiently and stay connected to the central computer network. Some administrators manage telecommunication networks.

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Database Administrator

Database Administrators use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and secure from unauthorized access.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Microsoft Server Administrator

  • Network Technician 

  • VMware vSphere Administrator

  • Cloud Technician 

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your IT-Systems Administration Specialist associate degree at WITC, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Articulation Agreements

The IT-Systems Administration Specialist program at WITC has articulation agreements with Lakeland College, UW-Barron County, UW-Green Bay, UW-Stout+. 

Colleges with a + symbol have a direct transfer agreement related directly to the Information Technology (IT) Program. The other colleges transfer credits may vary by program

Potential careers available with further education include:

  • Network Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Data Center Manager

Potential Starting Wages:

  • $38,640–$63,100

Hear From Graduates

"Being a retired military veteran of 22 years, I have attended numerous training schools and programs. I can't remember a level of professionalism as high as brought forth by the staff at WITC. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student." 

Marty, USCG (retired)

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017. 


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