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Topic # 65570 3-Aug-2010 18:59
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Can anyone who has been or is a Desktop Support technican tell me a bit about there job and staring sort of salary for this position?

Thank you

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  Reply # 362590 3-Aug-2010 19:23
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Depends on your experience really, if you have no commercial, you are likely to be put on half helpdesk/desktop sort of role, which would start at about 35k, with a few years on top of that, say 3 years of service desk, you'd start on about 47-55k(hard to say in this market), 3rd Level desktop tech with virtualization experience and server management would expect to be in the mid-high 70s

Good starting place though, if you get a job at a school or somewhere similar doing 1st/2nd level desktop, then you can pretty much get into 3rd level stuff in the 2nd/3rd year when you start virtualizing and creating application test servers etc, after which you can decide where you want to go, if you want Networking roles, think of doing a CCNA, Server Admin roles MCSE etc etc, great starting position in IT :)

I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

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  Reply # 362607 3-Aug-2010 20:19
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Also depends what part of NZ you are in.


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  Reply # 362643 3-Aug-2010 21:08
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Depends on experience, generally it starts at around 30k-60k.

and depending what levels are you in too.....

For a start, the more certification, the better chance you will get a job and good pay -- but still you will need some solid experience.

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  Reply # 362663 3-Aug-2010 21:40
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ok cool thanks for the info , I am currently working at an ISP in an email support role which may help

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