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Go get up to date Microsoft certifications, understand the product to a significant degree, and you will be able to find a decent sysadmin job somewhere. Maybe not something above 50k - yet - but you will find something good. Then, once you get more hands on experience with business support scenarios for a few years, you can move on from there to the higher paying world (and higher stress typically lol).
Do you know what this reminds me of? When a popular MMO game releases a patch and all the power gamers freak the hell out. But to the other 95% of players they can hardly tell a difference between pre and post changes and certainly not any that they don't get used to and play just fine with within 15 minutes.