Want $110K Straight Out Of Uni? Become A Storage Admin

If you’re a university student, any full-time salary can look appealing. But would the prospect of earning $110,000 straight after graduating tempt you to add a storage administration subject to your degree?

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At a press lunch I attended today, NetApp area vice president Peter O’Connor discussed how NetApp is increasingly working to have certifications in its products added to local university IT degrees. It already has arrangements with RMIT in Melbourne and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and is in discussions with Monash, UNSW, Swinburne and Adelaide.

Obviously this makes it easier for NetApp to flog its own kit, but O’Connor argues that the big benefit is the salary graduates can command after gaining those storage administration skills:

You could get a job right now straight out of university for $110,000.

Now, I won’t beat around the bush here: many people view storage administration as the kind of tedious job that makes accountancy look glamorous. But as O’Connor accurately points out: “At the end of the day a lot of people are money driven.”

Would you add storage administration subjects to your degree in order to get paid more when you finish your studies? Tell us (and tell us why) in the comments.

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