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APPLICATIONS DEVELOPER, IT, IN-DEPTH: I Have A Great, Supportive Team

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This interviewee, an Applications Developer for a computer service platform, describes what she likes most about her job, its challenges, whether it's hard to get a job in her field, and work-life balance. Jobs in the technology field are always worth pursuing. If you want it, go get it!

Degree: Computer Information Systems
Job Title: Applications Developer

Job Summary: Computer and Information Systems Managers

Job Description

Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology managers (IT managers or IT project managers), plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing the appropriate computer systems to meet those goals.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

Most jobs for computer and information systems managers require several years of experience in a related information technology (IT) job. Lower-level management positions may require only a few years of experience. Directors are more likely to need 5 to 10 years of related work experience. A chief technology officer (CTO), who oversees the technology plan for an organization, may need more than 15 years of experience in the IT field before being considered for a job.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$70,000 - $170,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Hospital / Clinic
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Leadership ability, Organizational skills, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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<span m='13630'>I</span> <span m='13740'>do</span> <span m='13910'>like</span> <span m='14240'>that,</span> <span m='14430'>and</span> <span m='14530'>I</span> <span m='14560'>think</span> <span m='14800'>that's</span> <span m='15010'>important.</span> <span m='15420'>When</span> <span m='15830'>I</span> <span m='16115'>go to</span> <span m='16400'>work,</span> <span m='16870'>I have</span> <span m='17080'>to want</span> <span m='17420'>to go</span> <span m='17730'>to</span> <span m='17970'>work.</span> <span m='19300'>But</span> <span m='19530'>also,</span> <span m='20040'>as</span> <span m='20210'>far</span> <span m='20470'>as</span> <span m='21360'>the</span> <span m='21970'>specific</span> <span m='22550'>of</span> <span m='22660'>my</span> <span m='22800'>job,</span> <span m='23260'>I</span> <span m='23360'>like</span> <span m='24020'>figuring</span> <span m='24400'>things</span> <span m='24770'>out.</span> <span m='25030'>I</span> <span m='25120'>think</span> <span m='25440'>logically,</span> <span m='25780'>so</span> <span m='26130'>I</span> <span m='26220'>like</span> <span m='26470'>to</span> <span m='27120'>fix</span> <span m='27830'>stuff</span> <span m='28200'>or</span> <span m='28990'>figure</span> <span m='29110'>the</span> <span m='29190'>puzzle</span> <span m='29440'>out</span> <span m='29820'>and</span> <span m='30130'>fix</span> <span m='30440'>it</span> <span m='31490'>when</span> <span m='31900'>someone</span> <span m='32310'>needs</span> <span m='32720'>some</span> <span m='32990'>help,</span> <span m='33260'>or</span> <span m='33660'>I also</span> <span m='33925'>am</span> <span m='34240'>very</span> <span m='34630'>creative,</span> <span m='34990'>so</span> <span m='35080'>I</span> <span m='35110'>like</span> <span m='35280'>to</span> <span m='35390'>create</span> <span m='35870'>things</span> <span m='36060'>and</span> <span m='36515'>then when</span> <span m='36970'>I'm done,</span> <span m='37240'>seeing my</span> <span m='37460'>creation.</span> <span m='38010'>That's</span> <span m='38830'>my</span> <span m='38980'>favorite</span> <span m='39235'>stuff.</span> </p><p><span m='39930'>What's</span> <span m='40150'>hard</span> <span m='40540'>is</span> <span m='41810'>running</span> <span m='41940'>into</span> <span m='42090'>maybe</span> <span m='42380'>a</span> <span m='42430'>piece</span> <span m='42670'>of</span> <span m='42730'>code</span> <span m='43050'>or a</span> <span m='43160'>problem</span> <span m='43435'>that you</span> <span m='43710'>can't</span> <span m='43990'>figure</span> <span m='44290'>out.</span> <span m='44700'>So</span> <span m='44880'>then</span> <span m='45050'>you</span> <span m='45190'>got to</span> <span m='45250'>reach</span> <span m='45560'>out.</span> <span m='46050'>Again, I</span> <span m='46450'>got a</span> <span m='46600'>good team.</span> <span m='47050'>There's a</span> <span m='47180'>good</span> <span m='47320'>community</span> <span m='48010'>that I</span> <span m='48320'>can reach</span> <span m='48630'>out</span> <span m='48840'>to,</span> <span m='49020'>but</span> <span m='49510'>that</span> <span m='50000'>sometimes</span> <span m='50680'>is</span> <span m='50810'>a</span> <span m='50850'>little</span> <span m='51450'>frustrating,</span> <span m='51930'>if you</span> <span m='52410'>will,</span> <span m='53200'>not</span> <span m='53430'>being</span> <span m='53680'>able</span> <span m='54040'>to</span> <span m='54160'>figure</span> <span m='54460'>something</span> <span m='54850'>out</span> <span m='55020'>or</span> <span m='55150'>maybe</span> <span m='55480'>in</span> <span m='55600'>the</span> <span m='55690'>time-frame</span> <span m='56938'>in</span> <span m='57396'>which</span> <span m='57854'>you</span> <span m='58312'>need</span> <span m='58770'>to</span> <span m='59228'>do</span> <span m='59686'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='60150'>Is it</span> <span m='60360'>hard getting</span> <span m='60750'>a job</span> <span m='61010'>in this</span> <span m='61080'>field?</span> <span m='62780'>I</span> <span m='62850'>don't</span> <span m='63050'>think</span> <span m='63270'>so.</span> <span m='63870'>I</span> <span m='64124'>mean</span> <span m='67530'>right</span> <span m='68070'>now,</span> <span m='68450'>2014,</span> <span m='69180'>whatever</span> <span m='69440'>you</span> <span m='69510'>want</span> <span m='69670'>to</span> <span m='69720'>say,</span> <span m='71034'>is</span> <span m='71521'>so</span> <span m='72010'>technologically</span> <span m='73270'>advanced</span> <span m='74690'>that</span> <span m='75570'>I</span> <span m='75650'>think</span> <span m='75930'>anything</span> <span m='76380'>technical</span> <span m='77000'>is</span> <span m='78130'>worth</span> <span m='78410'>going</span> <span m='78780'>towards,</span> <span m='79040'>and</span> <span m='79130'>I</span> <span m='79320'>don't think</span> <span m='79520'>it's</span> <span m='79630'>that</span> <span m='79810'>hard,</span> <span m='80220'>at</span> <span m='80330'>least</span> <span m='80590'>in</span> <span m='80670'>my</span> <span m='80860'>opinion.</span> <span m='81140'>If</span> <span m='81750'>you</span> <span m='81880'>want</span> <span m='82120'>it, you</span> <span m='82350'>go</span> <span m='82490'>get</span> <span m='82740'>it,</span> <span m='82930'>so</span> <span m='85140'>that's</span> <span m='85350'>not</span> <span m='85530'>hard.</span> <span m='86930'>Anything</span> <span m='87170'>worth</span> <span m='87250'>having</span> <span m='87470'>is</span> <span m='87960'>maybe a</span> <span m='88410'>little</span> <span m='88690'>hard</span> <span m='88890'>work,</span> <span m='89250'>but--</span> </p><p><span m='90220'>My</span> <span m='90350'>work/life</span> <span m='90770'>balance</span> <span m='91065'>is</span> <span m='91360'>good.</span> <span m='91560'>I</span> <span m='91630'>don't</span> <span m='91780'>have</span> <span m='91940'>a</span> <span m='92000'>lot</span> <span m='92260'>of</span> <span m='93090'>extra</span> <span m='93440'>overtime</span> <span m='94250'>or</span> <span m='94290'>anything</span> <span m='94600'>like</span> <span m='94780'>that.</span> <span m='95100'>But,</span> <span m='95280'>there</span> <span m='95730'>are</span> <span m='95850'>times,</span> <span m='96280'>though,</span> <span m='96520'>when it</span> <span m='96710'>may</span> <span m='96890'>warrant</span> <span m='97890'>some</span> <span m='98230'>more</span> <span m='98660'>hours</span> <span m='98730'>here</span> <span m='98970'>or</span> <span m='99230'>there,</span> <span m='99510'>but</span> <span m='100290'>there</span> <span m='100450'>are</span> <span m='100470'>other</span> <span m='100710'>times</span> <span m='101130'>when it's</span> <span m='101420'>a</span> <span m='101460'>little</span> <span m='102010'>looser,</span> <span m='102325'>and</span> <span m='102640'>downtime,</span> <span m='102940'>and</span> <span m='103240'>you</span> <span m='103540'>can move</span> <span m='103840'>around</span> <span m='104140'>a</span> <span m='104440'>little</span> <span m='104740'>bit</span> <span m='105040'>better.</span> </p>","file":{"id":396552,"video_id":"3521904511001","name":"2613-April-ApplicationsDeveloper2","duration":106255,"thumbnail_url":null}});