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WEB DEVELOPER/ENGINEER, IN-DEPTH: It's Like Solving A Puzzle

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Tim is a Web Developer and Engineer working for Dot & Bo. He shares some of the key decisions he made, the difficulty getting a job as an Engineer and his work-life balance.

School: University of California Berkeley
Degree: Business
Job Title: Web Developer/Engineer
Employer: Dot & Bo

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
Typical workplace
Office, Remote, Indoor, Military, Home
Personal qualities
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Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Creativity, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Teamwork, Technical skills, Organizational skills, Mathematical skills

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m='12850'>or</span> <span m='12930'>how</span> <span m='13120'>do you</span> <span m='13640'>make</span> <span m='13920'>a</span> <span m='14060'>certain</span> <span m='14320'>feature</span> <span m='14650'>work?</span> <span m='15630'>It's</span> <span m='15890'>like</span> <span m='16149'>solving</span> <span m='16490'>a</span> <span m='16660'>puzzle,</span> <span m='17300'>solving</span> <span m='17600'>a</span> <span m='17650'>math</span> <span m='18240'>problem,</span> <span m='20210'>whereas</span> <span m='20770'>my</span> <span m='21120'>other</span> <span m='21280'>jobs I've</span> <span m='21640'>done, I've been</span> <span m='22130'>more</span> <span m='23520'>tedious</span> <span m='24380'>of</span> <span m='24740'>[INAUDIBLE]</span> <span m='25180'>writing.</span> <span m='26245'>So</span> <span m='26690'>this</span> <span m='26830'>one's</span> <span m='27010'>more</span> <span m='27240'>immersive,</span> <span m='28010'>so</span> <span m='28120'>the</span> <span m='28220'>time</span> <span m='28630'>passes</span> <span m='28910'>by</span> <span m='29110'>pretty</span> <span m='29300'>fast.</span> <span m='30500'>The</span> <span m='30510'>other</span> <span m='30680'>question</span> <span m='31320'>was</span> <span m='31740'>what</span> <span m='31860'>I</span> <span m='31940'>don't</span> <span m='32299'>like.</span> </p><p><span m='35560'>I think</span> <span m='39475'>you're</span> <span m='39880'>not</span> <span m='40210'>collaborating</span> <span m='40860'>as</span> <span m='41010'>much.</span> <span m='41470'>So</span> <span m='41750'>you're</span> <span m='42210'>on</span> <span m='42380'>your</span> <span m='42580'>own</span> <span m='42960'>trying</span> <span m='43460'>to</span> <span m='43690'>finish</span> <span m='43970'>up</span> <span m='44090'>tasks</span> <span m='44760'>individually</span> <span m='45510'>more</span> <span m='45790'>than</span> <span m='46150'>collaboratively.</span> <span m='47730'>So</span> <span m='47880'>that</span> <span m='48130'>part</span> <span m='48640'>is</span> <span m='51500'>I</span> <span m='51690'>think</span> <span m='51830'>one of</span> <span m='52010'>the</span> <span m='52080'>downsides.</span> <span m='52950'>So</span> <span m='53360'>one of</span> <span m='53790'>the</span> <span m='54100'>key</span> <span m='54370'>decisions</span> <span m='54740'>I</span> <span m='54800'>made</span> <span m='55070'>in</span> <span m='55170'>my</span> <span m='55190'>career</span> <span m='55590'>that</span> <span m='55740'>led</span> <span m='55910'>me</span> <span m='56040'>to where I am</span> <span m='56460'>today.</span> <span m='56840'>So</span> <span m='57110'>one</span> <span m='59060'>was</span> <span m='60980'>foregoing</span> <span m='62230'>traditional</span> <span m='62980'>business</span> <span m='63290'>opportunities.</span> <span m='64819'>Business</span> <span m='65110'>school,</span> <span m='65370'>people</span> <span m='65650'>typically</span> <span m='66030'>go to</span> <span m='66370'>consulting,</span> <span m='66950'>accounting,</span> <span m='67390'>or</span> <span m='67470'>banking.</span> <span m='68420'>I</span> <span m='68860'>went</span> <span m='69080'>to</span> <span m='69270'>product</span> <span m='69650'>management,</span> <span m='70280'>because</span> <span m='70460'>I was</span> <span m='70680'>more</span> <span m='70900'>interested</span> <span m='71160'>in</span> <span m='71300'>technology.</span> <span m='72010'>So</span> <span m='72190'>that was a</span> <span m='72280'>big</span> <span m='72450'>decision.</span> <span m='74040'>Second</span> <span m='74270'>one</span> <span m='74600'>was</span> <span m='75060'>after</span> <span m='75780'>my</span> <span m='76260'>project</span> <span m='76555'>management</span> <span m='76850'>job,</span> <span m='77510'>I</span> <span m='77590'>learned</span> <span m='79520'>to</span> <span m='79610'>code.</span> </p><p><span m='80800'>And</span> <span m='80900'>that</span> <span m='81270'>technical</span> <span m='81680'>foundation</span> <span m='83200'>helped</span> <span m='83410'>me</span> <span m='84220'>get</span> <span m='84640'>the</span> <span m='84750'>current</span> <span m='84990'>job</span> <span m='85220'>I'm</span> <span m='85310'>at.</span> <span m='86650'>And</span> <span m='87000'>that</span> <span m='87020'>was</span> <span m='87110'>only</span> <span m='87300'>two,</span> <span m='87710'>but</span> <span m='87840'>those</span> <span m='88010'>were</span> <span m='88720'>the</span> <span m='88830'>key</span> <span m='89300'>ones</span> <span m='91080'>that</span> <span m='91220'>affected</span> <span m='91780'>my</span> <span m='92160'>career</span> <span m='92380'>path.</span> <span m='93170'>For</span> <span m='93290'>how</span> <span m='93450'>difficult</span> <span m='93850'>it</span> <span m='93910'>is</span> <span m='94090'>to</span> <span m='94200'>get</span> <span m='94320'>a</span> <span m='94380'>job</span> <span m='94690'>in</span> <span m='94730'>my</span> <span m='94820'>industry?</span> <span m='95470'>It's</span> <span m='96620'>probably</span> <span m='98120'>one</span> <span m='98440'>of</span> <span m='98510'>the</span> <span m='98670'>easier</span> <span m='99030'>ones.</span> <span m='100340'>I</span> <span m='100450'>think</span> <span m='101620'>statistics</span> <span m='102010'>show</span> <span m='102230'>that</span> <span m='102350'>there's</span> <span m='102500'>a</span> <span m='102550'>lot</span> <span m='102710'>of</span> <span m='102810'>openings</span> <span m='103290'>for</span> <span m='103420'>developers.</span> <span m='104950'>That</span> <span m='105190'>said,</span> <span m='105720'>there's</span> <span m='105880'>a lot of</span> <span m='106060'>openings</span> <span m='106510'>for</span> <span m='106740'>senior</span> <span m='107040'>developers.</span> <span m='107580'>So</span> <span m='108930'>to</span> <span m='109060'>really</span> <span m='109790'>get</span> <span m='109980'>into</span> <span m='110230'>the</span> <span m='110340'>industry,</span> <span m='110840'>you</span> <span m='110940'>have to</span> <span m='111010'>have</span> <span m='111440'>a</span> <span m='111510'>certain</span> <span m='111750'>level of</span> <span m='112090'>experience.</span> </p><p><span m='112970'>So</span> <span m='113410'>either</span> <span m='114260'>a</span> <span m='114360'>college</span> <span m='114700'>degree</span> <span m='115390'>or</span> <span m='116380'>going</span> <span m='116630'>through</span> <span m='116750'>one</span> <span m='116930'>of these</span> <span m='117070'>coding</span> <span m='117540'>boot camps</span> <span m='117970'>is</span> <span m='118010'>a</span> <span m='118070'>great</span> <span m='118350'>way</span> <span m='118540'>to</span> <span m='118640'>get</span> <span m='119380'>foundational</span> <span m='119805'>level</span> <span m='120230'>skills</span> <span m='120820'>that can</span> <span m='121030'>get</span> <span m='121170'>you</span> <span m='121460'>an</span> <span m='121670'>entry</span> <span m='121760'>level</span> <span m='122130'>job</span> <span m='122470'>somewhere.</span> <span m='124110'>And I'd</span> <span m='124360'>say</span> <span m='124520'>if</span> <span m='124660'>you</span> <span m='124800'>apply</span> <span m='125795'>to</span> <span m='126170'>a hundred</span> <span m='126600'>jobs,</span> <span m='127080'>you'll</span> <span m='127190'>definitely</span> <span m='127490'>get</span> <span m='127640'>one.</span> <span m='128130'>My work</span> <span m='128550'>life balance</span> <span m='128990'>is</span> <span m='129080'>actually</span> <span m='129289'>very</span> <span m='129539'>good.</span> <span m='130310'>I</span> <span m='130509'>work</span> <span m='131250'>about</span> <span m='131560'>9:00</span> <span m='131850'>to</span> <span m='131940'>6:00</span> <span m='132590'>every</span> <span m='132850'>day</span> <span m='133940'>without</span> <span m='134430'>much</span> <span m='134960'>work</span> <span m='135490'>at</span> <span m='135690'>night</span> <span m='136040'>or on</span> <span m='136150'>the</span> <span m='136230'>weekends.</span> <span m='138370'>So</span> <span m='138470'>I</span> <span m='138540'>think</span> <span m='138670'>it</span> <span m='138730'>really</span> <span m='138900'>depends</span> <span m='139160'>on</span> <span m='139210'>the</span> <span m='139310'>company.</span> <span m='139690'>But</span> <span m='139920'>I</span> <span m='139990'>feel</span> <span m='140420'>for</span> <span m='140530'>most</span> <span m='140980'>developers,</span> <span m='142660'>such</span> <span m='142850'>as</span> <span m='142930'>myself,</span> <span m='144010'>you</span> <span m='144120'>can</span> <span m='144310'>either</span> <span m='144600'>come</span> <span m='145030'>in</span> <span m='145120'>late</span> <span m='145620'>and</span> <span m='145910'>work</span> <span m='147000'>reasonable</span> <span m='147490'>hours</span> <span m='147850'>without</span> <span m='148450'>too</span> <span m='148680'>much</span> <span m='148860'>stress</span> <span m='149160'>put on</span> <span m='149460'>you.</span> </p>","file":{"id":572404,"video_id":"","name":"2870-Tim - IN DEPTH.mp4","duration":150093,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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