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TOOL KIT ENGINEER, IN-DEPTH: There Are Lots Of Jobs Open In The Field Of Cyber Security

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Andrew, a Tool Kit Engineer, shares what he likes most about his job, its challenges, how hard it is to find work in his field and his work-life balance. Andrew's key decision was going to school; it gave him a background in programming that helped him get into the field of cyber security.

Job Title: Tool Kit Engineer

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

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<span m='37580'>school,</span> <span m='37980'>actually,</span> <span m='40750'>that</span> <span m='40970'>helped</span> <span m='41210'>out</span> <span m='41330'>a</span> <span m='41380'>lot.</span> <span m='42060'>Because</span> <span m='42230'>if</span> <span m='42330'>I</span> <span m='42390'>didn't</span> <span m='42610'>have</span> <span m='42820'>that,</span> <span m='43070'>I</span> <span m='43120'>wouldn't</span> <span m='43380'>have</span> <span m='43630'>background</span> <span m='44330'>in</span> <span m='44600'>the</span> <span m='44740'>other</span> <span m='44940'>programing</span> <span m='45430'>that</span> <span m='45590'>I</span> <span m='45620'>have</span> <span m='46140'>to</span> <span m='46240'>get</span> <span m='46390'>me</span> <span m='46490'>into</span> <span m='46680'>the</span> <span m='46780'>security</span> <span m='47085'>field.</span> <span m='48150'>There</span> <span m='48510'>are</span> <span m='48640'>a</span> <span m='48690'>lot</span> <span 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