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ANALYST, Google+, IN DEPTH: Tech World Changes Quickly, Requires Creative Problem-Solving

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Analyst for Google describes what he likes most about his job, what's most challenging, how hard it is to get a job in his industry, and his work-life balance. He loves working with so many smart and interesting people; the tech world is always changing so problems need to be tackled creatively.

Job Title: Analyst
Employer: Google

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
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$45,000 - $75,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
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='14340'>smart,</span> <span m='14650'>interesting</span> <span m='15080'>people</span> <span m='15500'>is</span> <span m='16170'>really</span> <span m='16379'>fun</span> <span m='16660'>for</span> <span m='16790'>me.</span> <span m='17960'>What</span> <span m='18260'>I</span> <span m='18340'>dislike</span> <span m='18980'>I</span> <span m='19060'>would</span> <span m='19180'>say or</span> <span m='19500'>what's</span> <span m='19700'>most</span> <span m='19930'>challenging</span> <span m='20860'>on</span> <span m='20980'>a</span> <span m='21460'>day</span> <span m='21670'>to</span> <span m='21720'>day</span> <span m='21860'>basis</span> <span m='22400'>is,</span> <span m='24140'>how</span> <span m='24320'>quickly</span> <span m='24650'>things</span> <span m='24980'>change.</span> <span m='25470'>Especially</span> <span m='25940'>in</span> <span m='26010'>the</span> <span m='26120'>tech</span> <span m='26370'>industry,</span> <span m='26910'>things</span> <span m='27130'>are</span> <span m='27200'>constantly</span> <span m='27630'>changing,</span> <span m='28050'>you</span> <span m='28170'>can</span> <span m='28270'>never</span> <span m='28820'>become</span> <span m='29400'>accustomed</span> <span m='30030'>to</span> <span m='30210'>kind</span> <span m='30400'>of</span> <span m='30470'>a</span> <span m='30530'>day</span> <span m='30730'>to</span> <span m='30810'>day</span> <span m='31000'>role.</span> <span m='31390'>And</span> <span m='31460'>you</span> <span m='31550'>always</span> <span m='31730'>have</span> <span m='31870'>to</span> <span m='31960'>be</span> <span m='32100'>on</span> <span m='32200'>your</span> <span m='32299'>feet</span> <span m='34380'>approaching</span> <span m='34820'>new</span> <span m='34940'>problems</span> <span m='35235'>and</span> <span m='35530'>situations.</span> <span m='36160'>So,</span> <span m='36840'>I</span> <span m='36940'>think</span> <span m='37110'>that's</span> <span m='37720'>a</span> <span m='37770'>real</span> <span m='37960'>challenge</span> <span m='38460'>and</span> <span m='38730'>it's</span> <span m='39150'>a</span> <span m='39180'>challenge</span> <span m='39860'>you</span> <span m='39980'>face</span> <span m='40260'>all</span> <span m='40380'>the</span> <span m='40450'>time.</span> </p><p><span m='41860'>Some</span> <span m='41920'>of</span> <span m='41960'>the</span> <span m='42260'>key</span> <span m='42540'>decisions</span> <span m='43050'>I've</span> <span m='43240'>made</span> <span m='45020'>that</span> <span m='45200'>kind</span> <span m='45340'>of</span> <span m='45440'>led</span> <span m='45770'>me</span> <span m='45870'>to</span> <span m='45940'>where</span> <span m='46120'>I</span> <span m='46170'>am</span> <span m='46310'>today</span> <span m='46620'>I</span> <span m='46700'>would</span> <span m='46840'>say,</span> <span m='48190'>kind</span> <span m='48340'>of</span> <span m='48400'>knowing</span> <span m='48690'>what</span> <span m='48850'>I</span> <span m='49580'>want,</span> <span m='50000'>and</span> <span m='50520'>being</span> <span m='50710'>persistent,</span> <span m='51240'>and</span> <span m='51370'>following</span> <span m='51740'>up</span> <span m='51900'>with</span> <span m='52050'>it.</span> <span m='54100'>It's</span> <span m='55950'>not</span> <span m='56250'>an</span> <span m='56380'>advanced</span> <span m='56850'>or</span> <span m='56940'>technical</span> <span m='57600'>role,</span> <span m='58590'>so</span> <span m='58830'>I</span> <span m='58930'>think</span> <span m='59270'>just</span> <span m='60630'>kind</span> <span m='60800'>of</span> <span m='60960'>moving</span> <span m='61410'>in</span> <span m='62110'>a</span> <span m='62320'>direction</span> <span m='62720'>I</span> <span m='62770'>was</span> <span m='62880'>interested</span> <span m='63300'>in,</span> <span m='63760'>really</span> <span m='64000'>following</span> <span m='64610'>what</span> <span m='64780'>I</span> <span m='64830'>wanted</span> <span m='65160'>to</span> <span m='65250'>do,</span> <span m='66930'>and</span> <span m='68910'>pursuing</span> <span m='69360'>those</span> <span m='69580'>opportunities</span> <span m='70060'>I</span> <span m='70541'>think</span> <span m='71022'>really</span> <span m='71503'>got me</span> <span m='71984'>to where I am</span> <span m='72465'>today.</span> </p><p><span m='73427'>I</span> <span m='73908'>think</span> <span m='75360'>with</span> <span m='76070'>the</span> <span m='76250'>respect</span> <span m='76410'>to</span> <span m='76490'>the</span> <span m='76600'>industry</span> <span m='77050'>I'm</span> <span m='77140'>in,</span> <span m='77710'>I</span> <span m='77820'>think</span> <span m='77980'>a</span> <span m='78040'>lot</span> <span m='78200'>of</span> <span m='78250'>people,</span> <span m='78660'>especially</span> <span m='79080'>in</span> <span m='79510'>places</span> <span m='79810'>like</span> <span m='79990'>Google</span> <span m='81460'>say,</span> <span m='81720'>oh</span> <span m='82300'>those</span> <span m='82950'>jobs</span> <span m='83200'>are</span> <span m='83250'>extremely</span> <span m='83600'>competitive.</span> <span m='84330'>And</span> <span m='84630'>they</span> <span m='84740'>are</span> <span m='84860'>definitely</span> <span m='85150'>competitive,</span> <span m='85640'>but</span> <span m='85780'>I</span> <span m='85840'>think</span> <span m='86900'>it</span> <span m='88060'>depends</span> <span m='88460'>on</span> <span m='90290'>what</span> <span m='91130'>you're</span> <span m='91270'>interested</span> <span m='91670'>in,</span> <span m='91950'>what</span> <span m='92120'>you</span> <span m='92200'>like</span> <span m='92420'>doing.</span> <span m='92970'>And</span> <span m='93210'>I</span> <span m='93280'>think</span> <span m='93530'>if</span> <span m='93620'>you're</span> <span m='93740'>the</span> <span m='93850'>right</span> <span m='94070'>person</span> <span m='94690'>and</span> <span m='95130'>the</span> <span m='95200'>right</span> <span m='95430'>fit,</span> <span m='96690'>things</span> <span m='96900'>tend</span> <span m='97090'>to</span> <span m='97150'>work</span> <span m='97380'>out</span> <span m='97530'>well.</span> <span m='98030'>So</span> <span m='98730'>I</span> <span m='98800'>think</span> <span m='98960'>as</span> <span m='99050'>long</span> <span m='99260'>as</span> <span m='99360'>you</span> <span m='99470'>know</span> <span m='101940'>that's</span> <span m='102130'>what</span> <span m='102250'>you</span> <span m='102330'>want</span> <span m='102490'>to</span> <span m='102550'>do</span> <span m='102780'>and you</span> <span m='103010'>pursue</span> <span m='103360'>it,</span> <span m='103830'>I</span> <span m='103930'>think</span> <span m='104800'>anyone</span> <span m='105120'>can</span> <span m='105240'>make</span> <span m='105420'>it</span> <span m='105510'>happen.</span> </p><p><span m='106930'>And</span> <span m='107280'>in</span> <span m='107410'>terms</span> <span m='107620'>of</span> <span m='107740'>work</span> <span m='107950'>life</span> <span m='108130'>balance,</span> <span m='109650'>I</span> <span m='109740'>would</span> <span m='109890'>say</span> <span m='110170'>that's</span> <span m='110410'>definitely</span> <span m='110720'>a</span> <span m='110800'>challenge.</span> <span m='112260'>Sometimes</span> <span m='112810'>I</span> <span m='112860'>kind</span> <span m='113050'>of</span> <span m='113160'>get</span> <span m='113330'>very</span> <span m='113650'>involved</span> <span m='113920'>my</span> <span m='114020'>work,</span> <span m='114450'>which</span> <span m='114740'>is</span> <span m='115180'>good</span> <span m='115340'>because</span> <span m='115600'>I</span> <span m='115690'>enjoy</span> <span m='115990'>it,</span> <span m='116130'>but</span> <span m='116770'>I</span> <span m='116950'>think</span> <span m='117120'>it's</span> <span m='117230'>really</span> <span m='117400'>important</span> <span m='117720'>to</span> <span m='117780'>kind</span> <span m='117940'>of</span> <span m='118140'>close</span> <span m='118440'>the</span> <span m='118520'>computer,</span> <span m='118980'>put</span> <span m='119120'>things</span> <span m='119380'>down,</span> <span m='119700'>and</span> <span m='120440'>take</span> <span m='120630'>a</span> <span m='120670'>break</span> <span m='120930'>here,</span> <span m='121100'>and</span> <span m='121200'>there.</span> <span m='122520'>So</span> <span m='122650'>I</span> <span m='122710'>think</span> <span m='122900'>constantly</span> <span m='123240'>trying</span> <span m='123440'>to</span> <span m='123510'>find</span> <span m='123750'>that</span> <span m='123920'>balance</span> <span m='124420'>is</span> <span m='124840'>challenging</span> <span m='125850'>but</span> <span m='126980'>important.</span> </p>","file":{"id":227271,"video_id":"2701364084001","name":"66036307","duration":128810,"thumbnail_url":null}});