MBTI® Test INTP Network and Computer Systems Administration

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Investigative, Realistic, Conventional (IRC) (GOT)

A person’s Myers-Briggs Test Type Indicator® (MBTI® test) personality type can often point them in the right direction toward a career that their innate qualities would help them. For example, the introverted-thinking preferences and the problem-solving nature of Introverted-Intuitive-Thinking-Perceiving MBTI test (INTP) types can make them valuable and well-suited network and computer systems administrators.

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Network and computer systems administrators perform a variety of tasks around the upkeep and development of computer systems, including (but not limited to): creating and maintaining an organization’s network and internet systems; overseeing the progress and success of these networks, making sure that company staff are able to access the network and perform maintenance as needed.

In addition, network and computer systems administrators help to develop, plan, and model certain networks for specialized tasks or larger clients who need a special type of network; and, occasionally, work with a web design team to test a web site’s success and performance. Oftentimes, network and computer systems administrators are known to work in the Information Technology (IT) department of an organization.

Other tasks for network and computer systems administrators include monitoring and employing various security measures of a network, installing software, working on computer hardware performance, and working as the go-to person for any technological issues that may arise on an employee’s computer.

Due to the technological aspects involved in this occupation, it’s important for the network and computer systems administrator to have extensive knowledge of modern, current technology and computer processes, including the tools and software that come with this. A working knowledge of electronics in general is also important, as is a certain knowledge of administration and management principles. At times, the knowledge required of computer parts and equipment include circuit boards, computer chips, processors and computer software. Problem solving and operation monitoring skills are also incredibly important for this occupation, while knowing about computer programming is also seen as a plus.

While network administration is a highly technical career, over 80% of administrators say that they respond to email, have phone conversations, and have in-person conversations on a daily basis. As a result, having strong communication skills in reading and writing as well as listening and speaking are highly important. In addition, because of the technical expertise required, the majority of these occupations require a four-year bachelor’s degree and perhaps some level of higher education. Nonetheless, it is also necessary to be able to learn on the job and to be able to develop new skills that meet the needs of the host organization or company.

Below are some employment trends for Network and Computer Systems:

  • Median wage: $35.58 hourly, $74,000 annually
  • Employment: 366,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2012-2022): Average (8%-14%)
  • Projected job openings (2012-2022): 100,500

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References

Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)