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TECH SECURITY ANALYST: Wireless Technology Making The Security Field More Challenging Than Ever

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Cheryl, a technology security analyst, spends her typical day checking security certificates and monitoring and maintaining the system. Though she has worked in IT for 15 years, she actually graduated with a degree in economics. She tells us that the emergence of wireless devices such as smart phones has made the security job much more difficult.

Degree: Economics
Job Title: Technology Security Analyst
Employer: Active Directory

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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Average salary
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$45,000 - $75,000
Projected job growth
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20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time
Typical workplace
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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='14820'>the</span> <span m='14900'>users'</span> <span m='15360'>certificates,</span> <span m='16129'>certificates</span> <span m='16730'>on</span> <span m='16890'>all</span> <span m='17160'>of</span> <span m='17230'>the</span> <span m='17330'>computers,</span> <span m='18130'>and</span> <span m='19170'>all</span> <span m='19380'>of</span> <span m='19680'>the</span> <span m='19780'>servers.</span> <span m='20810'>That's</span> <span m='21010'>what</span> <span m='21130'>I</span> <span m='21190'>do</span> <span m='21410'>in</span> <span m='21490'>the</span> <span m='21600'>environment.</span> </p><p><span m='22990'>Typical</span> <span m='23130'>day</span> <span m='23620'>is</span> <span m='24120'>usually</span> <span m='24590'>coming</span> <span m='24960'>in</span> <span m='25270'>at</span> <span m='25450'>8:15</span> <span m='26370'>and</span> <span m='27030'>checking</span> <span m='27350'>the</span> <span m='27420'>certificate</span> <span m='27940'>authority,</span> <span 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<span m='123500'>get</span> <span m='123670'>on</span> <span m='123780'>a</span> <span m='123830'>computer</span> <span m='124360'>and</span> <span m='124460'>it</span> <span m='124550'>would</span> <span m='124940'>be</span> <span m='125110'>wired</span> <span m='125650'>into</span> <span m='126060'>it</span> <span m='126150'>a--</span> <span m='127470'>just</span> <span m='127740'>plugged</span> <span m='128080'>in</span> <span m='128259'>or</span> <span m='128330'>whatever.</span> <span m='129110'>And</span> <span m='129340'>now</span> <span m='129810'>it's</span> <span m='130070'>like</span> <span m='130759'>you've</span> <span m='130900'>got</span> <span m='131180'>systems</span> <span m='131700'>that,</span> <span m='131810'>with</span> <span m='132070'>wireless,</span> <span m='132740'>that</span> <span m='132880'>are</span> <span m='133020'>accessible</span> <span m='133620'>from</span> <span m='133840'>anywhere.</span> <span m='134980'>So</span> <span m='136020'>it's</span> 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