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PRINCIPAL SYSTEMS ARCHITECT: People & Communication Skills Are Essential To His Success

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Principal Systems Architect for a big company spends some time on the computer but mostly interacts with people, discovering what they need in their IT systems and designing solutions. His engineering degree is useful, but his most cherished skill of effective communication, he learned in dramatics and debate.

Degree: Engineering
Job Title: Principal Systems Architect

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.

Quick Facts

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

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m='10000'>they</span> <span m='10070'>want</span> <span m='10240'>to</span> <span m='10320'>do,</span> <span m='10520'>especially</span> <span m='10980'>in</span> <span m='11060'>the</span> <span m='11150'>technology</span> <span m='11840'>field</span> <span m='12690'>as</span> <span m='12910'>it</span> <span m='13020'>pertains</span> <span m='13410'>to</span> <span m='13510'>my</span> <span m='13640'>job,</span> <span m='14660'>and</span> <span m='15280'>honestly</span> <span m='15760'>just</span> <span m='15950'>convince</span> <span m='16370'>them</span> <span m='16640'>of</span> <span m='17570'>what</span> <span m='17880'>I</span> <span m='17960'>want</span> <span m='18340'>them to</span> <span m='18420'>do.</span> <span m='18730'>Eventually,</span> <span m='19140'>that's</span> <span m='19360'>what</span> <span m='19480'>I</span> <span m='19560'>do.</span> </p><p><span m='20270'>My</span> <span m='20410'>typical</span> <span m='20830'>day</span> <span m='21270'>kind</span> <span m='21580'>of</span> <span m='21890'>varies</span> <span m='22410'>from</span> <span m='22620'>time</span> <span m='22860'>to</span> <span m='22940'>time</span> <span m='23210'>and depending</span> <span m='23560'>on</span> <span m='23660'>what</span> <span m='23800'>exactly</span> <span m='24230'>I'm</span> <span m='24370'>doing.</span> <span m='24790'>I</span> <span m='24870'>could</span> <span m='25030'>spend</span> <span m='25310'>a</span> <span m='25360'>bunch</span> <span m='25610'>of</span> <span m='25670'>time</span> <span m='26520'>on a</span> <span m='26660'>computer</span> <span m='27070'>working</span> <span m='27430'>on</span> <span m='27550'>presentations</span> <span m='28550'>and</span> <span m='28660'>documents</span> <span m='29080'>and</span> <span m='29210'>stuff.</span> <span m='29520'>But</span> <span m='29750'>most</span> <span m='29860'>of the</span> <span m='30210'>times,</span> <span m='30460'>I'm</span> <span m='30600'>actually</span> <span m='30900'>out</span> <span m='31120'>there</span> <span m='31300'>talking</span> <span m='31610'>to</span> <span m='31690'>people</span> <span m='32090'>on</span> <span m='32220'>a</span> <span m='32290'>day-to-day</span> <span m='32670'>basis,</span> <span m='33890'>interacting</span> <span m='34520'>with</span> <span m='34650'>them,</span> <span m='34920'>people</span> <span m='35210'>from</span> <span m='35390'>different</span> <span m='35820'>walks</span> <span m='36130'>of</span> <span m='36240'>life,</span> <span m='36940'>at</span> <span m='37080'>different</span> <span m='37350'>levels</span> <span m='37670'>in</span> <span m='37750'>our</span> <span m='37920'>organization.</span> <span m='38610'>So</span> <span m='38710'>it's</span> <span m='38920'>a</span> <span m='39010'>lot</span> <span m='39490'>and</span> <span m='39610'>lot</span> <span m='39890'>of</span> <span m='40660'>personal</span> <span m='41220'>interaction</span> <span m='42140'>and</span> <span m='42370'>communication.</span> </p><p><span m='43290'>From a</span> <span m='43590'>school</span> <span m='44120'>path,</span> <span m='45940'>I</span> <span m='46130'>have</span> <span m='46340'>a</span> <span m='46540'>degree</span> <span m='46840'>in</span> <span m='46950'>engineering.</span> <span m='47405'>But</span> <span m='47860'>to</span> <span m='48360'>be</span> <span m='48470'>very</span> <span m='48740'>honest,</span> <span m='49180'>while</span> <span m='49495'>my degree</span> <span m='49810'>really</span> <span m='50080'>helps</span> <span m='50360'>in</span> <span m='50460'>it,</span> <span m='50650'>but</span> <span m='52250'>most</span> <span m='52590'>of</span> <span m='52640'>the</span> <span m='52730'>skills</span> <span m='52990'>that</span> <span m='53180'>I</span> <span m='53280'>actually</span> <span m='53630'>use</span> <span m='54120'>in</span> <span m='54220'>my</span> <span m='54340'>job</span> <span m='54590'>today,</span> <span m='55290'>I</span> <span m='55380'>developed</span> <span m='55930'>in</span> <span m='56350'>dramatics</span> <span m='57310'>and in</span> <span m='57560'>debating</span> <span m='58340'>and</span> <span m='58530'>stuff</span> <span m='58770'>like</span> <span m='58920'>that,</span> <span m='59990'>and</span> <span m='60170'>just</span> <span m='60350'>being</span> <span m='60520'>overall</span> <span m='60940'>social</span> <span m='61670'>and</span> <span m='62270'>being</span> <span m='62450'>able</span> <span m='62720'>to</span> <span m='62830'>get</span> <span m='63050'>through</span> <span m='63250'>to</span> <span m='63350'>people</span> <span m='63620'>and</span> <span m='63790'>communicate</span> <span m='64319'>with</span> <span m='64410'>them.</span> <span m='64810'>And</span> <span m='64970'>I</span> <span m='65040'>think</span> <span m='65260'>that's</span> <span m='65560'>what</span> <span m='65770'>I</span> <span m='65870'>really,</span> <span m='66260'>really</span> <span m='66510'>use</span> <span m='66790'>in</span> <span m='66880'>my</span> <span m='66960'>career.</span> <span m='67300'>Well,</span> <span m='67760'>engineering</span> <span m='68230'>degree</span> <span m='68550'>helps</span> <span m='68916'>too.</span> </p><p><span m='69650'>If</span> <span m='69800'>I were to</span> <span m='69990'>say</span> <span m='70310'>that</span> <span m='70500'>I</span> <span m='70640'>knew</span> <span m='70950'>I</span> <span m='70990'>was</span> <span m='71170'>going</span> <span m='71280'>to</span> <span m='71330'>get</span> <span m='71490'>into</span> <span m='71660'>this</span> <span m='71860'>field</span> <span m='72100'>when</span> <span m='72240'>I</span> <span m='72290'>was</span> <span m='72470'>in</span> <span m='72600'>school,</span> <span m='73100'>I mean,</span> <span m='73220'>that</span> <span m='73370'>would</span> <span m='73470'>be</span> <span m='73590'>a</span> <span m='73640'>big</span> <span m='73810'>lie.</span> <span m='74260'>So,</span> <span m='74990'>essentially,</span> <span m='75440'>it's</span> <span m='75610'>kind</span> <span m='75870'>of</span> <span m='75960'>the</span> <span m='76100'>choices</span> <span m='76530'>that</span> <span m='76650'>you</span> <span m='76770'>make</span> <span m='77350'>in</span> <span m='77490'>your</span> <span m='77640'>career</span> <span m='78320'>at</span> <span m='78430'>different</span> <span m='78670'>places</span> <span m='79050'>in</span> <span m='79140'>your</span> <span m='79260'>career.</span> <span m='79700'>And</span> <span m='79840'>then</span> <span m='79970'>you</span> <span m='80070'>kind</span> <span m='80250'>of</span> <span m='80760'>take</span> <span m='80930'>it</span> <span m='81100'>step-by-step.</span> </p><p><span m='81990'>And</span> <span m='82250'>you'll</span> <span m='82380'>eventually</span> <span m='82760'>get</span> <span m='83140'>where</span> <span m='84120'>you're</span> <span m='84240'>the</span> <span m='84360'>most</span> <span m='84610'>comfortable</span> <span m='84890'>and</span> <span m='85170'>most</span> <span m='85290'>effective.</span> <span m='86430'>So</span> <span m='86620'>chalking</span> <span m='87110'>out</span> <span m='87290'>a</span> <span m='87380'>10</span> <span m='87610'>year,</span> <span m='87820'>20</span> <span m='88080'>year,</span> <span m='89020'>I don't</span> <span m='89220'>really</span> <span m='89550'>think</span> <span m='89690'>that</span> <span m='89830'>works.</span> <span m='90370'>But</span> <span m='90530'>at</span> <span m='90580'>least</span> <span m='90780'>you</span> <span m='90860'>should</span> <span m='91090'>know</span> <span m='91220'>your</span> <span m='91400'>next</span> <span m='91690'>step</span> <span m='91970'>and</span> <span m='92070'>the</span> <span m='92150'>step</span> <span m='92450'>beyond</span> <span m='92750'>that.</span> 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