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ENTERPRISE DATA ARCHITECT, IN-DEPTH: Data Architecture And Modeling Are Important

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John goes in-depth with his story about being an Enterprise Data Architect. He shares what he likes most about his job and what he finds most challenging. John also talks about the key decision he made to get him to where he is today in his career and what it takes to find work in his industry.

School: University of California Los Angeles - University of Southern California - University of California Los Angeles
Degree: Systems Management
Job Title: Enterprise Data Architect

Job Summary: Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects

Job Description

Information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects all use information technology (IT) to advance their organization's goals. Security analysts ensure a firm's information stays safe from cyberattacks. Web developers create websites to help firms have a public face. Computer network architects create the internal networks all workers within organizations use.

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Employment of information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects is projected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects for all three occupations should be favorable.

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$45,000 - $75,000
Projected job growth
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20 to 30 percent
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Full-time
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Remote, Home, Indoor, Office, Military
Personal qualities
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Analytical skills, Creativity, Organizational skills, Problem solving skills, Teamwork, Detail oriented, Mathematical skills, Technical skills, Written communication skills

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<span m='19316'>And</span> <span m='19803'>you start trying to figure</span> <span m='20290'>out</span> <span m='20777'>what</span> <span m='21264'>goes where,</span> <span m='21751'>and</span> <span m='22238'>how you</span> <span m='22725'>need to sort</span> <span m='23212'>of do this,</span> <span m='23699'>in order to</span> <span m='24186'>basically</span> <span m='24673'>make</span> <span m='25160'>things</span> <span m='25647'>work</span> <span m='26134'>correctly.</span> <span m='27595'>I still</span> <span m='28082'>like that.</span> <span m='29056'>I probably</span> <span m='29543'>like that the most.</span> <span m='30030'>Because then when you</span> <span m='30517'>get through with it,</span> <span m='31004'>it's like you look</span> <span m='31491'>back on it.</span> <span m='31978'>And if</span> <span m='32465'>it looks</span> <span m='32970'>neat and it looks</span> <span m='33440'>clean, you're</span> <span m='33910'>like,</span> <span m='34250'>yes.</span> <span m='34730'>You</span> <span m='35196'>got a good</span> <span m='35662'>design.</span> </p><p><span m='36594'>Politics.</span> <span m='38458'>Different</span> <span m='38924'>people are</span> <span m='39390'>going to</span> <span m='39856'>have different</span> <span m='40322'>agendas.</span> <span m='40800'>So they don't</span> <span m='41260'>always</span> <span m='42140'>work</span> <span m='42380'>with what</span> <span m='42872'>you need</span> <span m='43364'>to have</span> <span m='43856'>done,</span> <span m='44350'>and the</span> <span m='44440'>way you</span> <span m='44715'>need.</span> <span m='44990'>And</span> <span m='45430'>that</span> <span m='45630'>seems</span> <span m='45820'>to</span> <span m='46080'>oftentimes</span> <span m='46610'>be</span> <span m='46830'>an</span> <span m='46960'>issue.</span> <span m='49228'>A lot of times.</span> <span m='50180'>Too often.</span> </p><p><span m='50660'>So</span> <span m='51270'>when</span> <span m='51420'>I</span> <span m='51470'>started</span> <span m='51920'>to</span> <span m='51980'>take</span> <span m='52190'>up</span> <span m='52340'>learning</span> <span m='52833'>data modeling,</span> <span m='54312'>data</span> <span m='54805'>normalization,</span> <span m='56284'>and</span> <span m='57270'>techniques around</span> <span m='57763'>that.</span> <span m='58749'>That was what</span> <span m='59242'>sort of set</span> <span m='60228'>me off</span> <span m='61220'>on</span> <span m='61430'>this</span> <span m='61520'>path.</span> </p><p><span m='62280'>No.</span> <span m='63000'>Especially</span> <span m='63390'>not</span> <span m='63560'>if you're</span> <span m='63790'>good.</span> </p><p><span m='64680'>As</span> <span m='64940'>outsourcing</span> <span m='65560'>has</span> <span m='65730'>come,</span> <span m='66210'>and an</span> <span m='66636'>awful lot of</span> <span m='67062'>development jobs</span> <span m='67488'>have gotten</span> <span m='67914'>thrown</span> <span m='68340'>overseas,</span> <span m='69740'>not so</span> <span m='70210'>much</span> <span m='70680'>on</span> <span m='71620'>data</span> <span m='72170'>modeling.</span> <span m='72635'>Although</span> <span m='73922'>it's</span> <span m='74393'>a bit</span> <span m='74864'>of a pendulum.</span> <span m='75335'>Sometimes</span> <span m='75806'>people will</span> <span m='76748'>sort of</span> <span m='77219'>tend to be</span> <span m='77690'>dismissive of</span> <span m='78632'>data modeling</span> <span m='79574'>and</span> <span m='80520'>data</span> <span m='80960'>architecture,</span> <span m='81870'>and</span> <span m='82342'>keeping</span> <span m='82814'>track of</span> <span m='83286'>this.</span> <span m='84230'>And then</span> <span m='84610'>we also</span> <span m='84860'>come</span> <span m='85040'>back</span> <span m='85250'>and</span> <span m='85340'>start</span> <span m='85560'>to</span> <span m='86090'>realize just</span> <span m='86590'>how</span> <span m='86780'>important</span> <span m='87150'>it</span> <span m='87240'>is.</span> </p><p><span m='88130'>And</span> <span m='88620'>I</span> <span m='88980'>think,</span> <span m='89250'>more</span> <span m='89530'>and</span> <span m='89610'>more,</span> <span m='89800'>the</span> <span m='90470'>pendulum is</span> <span m='90920'>swinging</span> <span m='91670'>to the side</span> <span m='92020'>where</span> <span m='93888'>the data</span> <span m='94364'>is really</span> <span m='94840'>what's valuable</span> <span m='95316'>and important.</span> </p><p><span m='96750'>I'm</span> <span m='97050'>one</span> <span m='97210'>who</span> <span m='97750'>sort</span> <span m='98000'>of</span> <span m='98310'>tends</span> <span m='98540'>to work best</span> <span m='98660'>late.</span> <span m='100010'>And sometimes</span> <span m='100350'>it's</span> <span m='100690'>like-</span> <span m='102604'>I</span> <span m='103076'>guess everybody's</span> <span m='103548'>a little</span> <span 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