Based on 2,805 responses, the job of Systems Administrator has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.82 out of 5. On average, Systems Administrators are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Systems Administrator?
Take any job you can at first to get your foot in the door.
Then after 3 years plan for the next one.
"Customer Service Excellence."
Pros: Communication and collaboration on solution generating ideas.
Cons: High stress during defined times of the year not great times.
"Be Prepared To Learn."
Be willing to learn, you will never know everything about systems administrating until the next problem arise. Always be willing to learn, adapt follow instructions and guidelines whilst thinking outside the box. Learn every department in your company and set up "what if" scenarios, look for weaknesses in departments and correct/implement before there's a problem. You need to be able to do any job within the business to be successful, from receiving, inventory, picking and packing to dispatching and all administrative relative works.
Pros: Doing the IT work.
Cons: I'm responsible for everything IT related in the entire company.
"Diversify Your Experience."
Finish school. Get certs. Change jobs to get a more broad experience. Don't pigeon hole yourself to one OS, language or piece of hardware.