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TOOL KIT ENGINEER: I Get To Hack Into Websites

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Andrew, a Tool Kit Engineer for a large technology company, describes in detail what he does and what he knows now about his career that he didn't when he first started. Andrew is new to his career in cyber security. In fact, he didn't know the career existed until he met someone in the field and told him about it. Andrew found the career interesting and so when he finish his classes in computer programming, he was asked to come aboard at the company he's now working at.

Job Title: Tool Kit Engineer
Employer: HP

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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Additional Info

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.

Quick Facts

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

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m='43070'>the</span> <span m='43160'>website.</span> <span m='43770'>That</span> <span m='43970'>is</span> <span m='44120'>on</span> <span m='44670'>one</span> <span m='44810'>of</span> <span m='44860'>the</span> <span m='45190'>top</span> <span m='45460'>10</span> <span m='45750'>lists</span> <span m='46380'>of</span> <span m='46560'>vulnerabilities.</span> </p><p><span m='47870'>Well,</span> <span m='48180'>my</span> <span m='48220'>career</span> <span m='48500'>path</span> <span m='48780'>actually</span> <span m='49080'>didn't</span> <span m='49390'>start</span> <span m='50630'>in</span> <span m='50990'>security</span> <span m='51520'>until</span> <span m='51780'>about</span> <span m='52190'>four</span> <span m='52490'>months</span> <span m='52750'>ago--</span> <span m='53740'>before</span> <span m='54130'>that,</span> <span m='54510'>restaurants.</span> <span m='55900'>I was</span> <span m='56050'>a</span> <span m='56480'>server</span> <span m='56980'>at</span> <span 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