Proposal: Network Engineering
I'm thinking of transitioning from programming to a network admin role. I am studying for the CCNA. I only have a vague idea of what a network engineer does, and what little I know comes from sites like bls.gov, studying for the CCNA, or reading job descriptions. Without any anecdotal experience, I don't really have an idea of what exactly a network engineer does during day. I don't really get the chance to interact with anyone who has network engineering experience.
To put all my questions into one real question: on average, what are the day-to-day tasks of a network engineer, and about how many hours are spent on each?
(e.g. 4 hrs/wk cabling, 20 hrs./wk. troubleshooting, 6 hrs./wk remote support, 6 hrs./wk extra on-call time, etc.)
It's not that easy to find a good place to ask a career question. Last I asked, the meta and faq pages of stackoverflow, serverfault, and programmers considers these sorts of questions off-topic, and this might be too specific for workplace.