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Computer support specialists and systems administrators
Description: What happens when a company's computers suddenly begin crashing? They call in the support specialist, the troubleshooters of the computer world. These workers find and fix problems for big businesses and individual computer owners. Systems administrators help companies decide what kind of system they need, then design, install, and support the organization's computer network. They may work overtime if problems arise.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $50,001 or more per year


There are 29 math topics Computer support specialists and systems administrators need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Powers and Roots
Other Number Bases
Negative Numbers
Scientific Notation
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Linear Equations
Algebraic Representation
Make/Use 3D Drawings
Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Sequences and Series
Coordinate Graphing 3D
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Computer Use
Computer Programming
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning
Math Communications
Mathematical Modeling