System Administration is typically an entry level position.
Don’t get me wrong, there are people who have made a nice career of being a SysAdmin. But not by staying in the role that teaches them to monitor, report, repair, and improve your data management support infrastructure.
Today a System Administrator with goals gets a job out of college, layers skills, and moves on to a position as Sr. SysAdmin, or in IT Management, or Systems Engineering, or DevOps – wherever the bigger money is, and the more interesting work.
Payscale.com has a nice overview of where candidates tend to take themselves beyond their SysAdmin days.
See our blog or read more System Administration facts at these blog posts: