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MUSICIAN & WEB DEVELOPER: Creating Websites For Others Allows Him To Play Music

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Ryan, a musician and web developer, talks about how he's balancing multiple interests and passions. Originally a math major, he got into web development when his band needed a website, so he figured out how to do it ... and kept going!

Degree: Mathematics
Job Title: Musician & Web Developer

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
National Statistic Change Location
$45,000 - $75,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
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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m='10430'>like</span> <span m='11380'>waking up,</span> <span m='12240'>getting</span> <span m='12440'>on</span> <span m='12580'>the</span> <span m='12630'>computer,</span> <span m='13100'>checking</span> <span m='13380'>email,</span> <span m='13830'>building</span> <span m='14050'>websites.</span> <span m='15010'>It's kind of</span> <span m='15770'>a little all over</span> <span m='15900'>the</span> <span m='16000'>map.</span> <span m='16290'>It's</span> <span m='16450'>basically</span> <span m='16850'>any kind of</span> <span m='17320'>business,</span> <span m='17860'>but</span> <span m='18850'>primarily</span> <span m='19410'>small</span> <span m='19700'>to</span> <span m='19760'>medium</span> <span m='20040'>businesses.</span> </p><p><span m='20825'>And</span> <span m='21330'>I</span> <span m='21430'>mean,</span> <span m='21640'>honestly,</span> <span m='22010'>all over</span> <span m='22100'>the</span> <span m='22370'>map.</span> <span m='22490'>I've</span> <span m='22840'>done a</span> <span m='22990'>bakery,</span> <span m='23840'>insurance</span> <span m='24440'>agency,</span> <span m='25100'>lawyers,</span> <span m='26700'>musicians,</span> <span m='28800'>symphony,</span> <span m='29500'>market</span> <span m='29820'>research,</span> <span m='30430'>all</span> <span m='30590'>sorts</span> <span m='30850'>of</span> <span m='30910'>stuff.</span> <span m='31700'>And</span> <span m='32080'>it's</span> <span m='32210'>just</span> <span m='32360'>kind</span> <span m='32509'>of,</span> <span m='32689'>honestly,</span> <span m='34150'>it's</span> <span m='34390'>all</span> <span m='35140'>personal.</span> <span m='35630'>It's all just</span> <span m='36000'>friends that</span> <span m='36295'>need</span> <span m='36590'>stuff</span> <span m='36810'>done.</span> </p><p><span m='38700'>Basically,</span> <span m='39110'>I</span> <span m='39300'>was in a</span> <span m='39380'>band,</span> <span m='39920'>and</span> <span m='40060'>we</span> <span m='40150'>needed</span> <span m='40360'>a</span> <span m='40410'>website.</span> <span m='41170'>And</span> <span m='41550'>so</span> <span m='41970'>I</span> <span m='42100'>bought</span> <span m='42350'>the</span> <span m='42420'>books</span> <span m='42720'>and figured it out.</span> <span m='43020'>And</span> <span m='43340'>that</span> <span m='43530'>was in</span> <span m='43640'>2002.</span> <span m='44820'>And</span> <span m='45000'>then</span> <span m='45140'>the</span> <span m='45220'>web</span> <span m='45470'>kind of</span> <span m='45940'>took off</span> <span m='46250'>not too</span> <span m='46500'>long</span> <span m='46660'>after.</span> <span m='47200'>And</span> <span m='47650'>I was</span> <span m='48000'>as</span> <span m='48100'>a</span> <span m='48150'>math</span> <span m='48440'>major.</span> <span m='48820'>So</span> <span m='48940'>that</span> <span m='49140'>just</span> <span m='49450'>added</span> <span m='49820'>to,</span> <span m='49910'>like,</span> <span m='50100'>the</span> <span m='50180'>skill of web</span> <span m='50660'>developing,</span> <span m='50960'>and</span> <span m='51100'>logical</span> <span m='51910'>thinking.</span> <span m='52920'>And</span> <span m='53630'>yeah,</span> <span m='54490'>just</span> <span m='54710'>kind</span> <span m='54840'>of</span> <span m='54920'>fell</span> <span m='55140'>into</span> <span m='55410'>it,</span> <span m='55530'>kept</span> <span m='55730'>going,</span> <span m='56030'>and</span> <span m='56460'>that's</span> <span m='56630'>what</span> <span m='56730'>I</span> <span m='56780'>do.</span> <span m='57190'>So yeah.</span> </p><p><span m='59180'>I</span> <span m='59820'>think</span> <span m='60010'>what</span> <span m='60160'>I</span> <span m='60240'>wish</span> <span m='60490'>I</span> <span m='60590'>knew</span> <span m='60830'>at</span> <span m='61050'>a</span> <span m='61160'>younger</span> <span m='61430'>age,</span> <span m='61520'>like</span> <span m='62150'>high</span> <span m='62300'>school-ish</span> <span m='62560'>age,</span> <span m='64980'>was</span> <span m='65290'>that</span> <span m='66710'>it's</span> <span m='66980'>possible</span> <span m='67610'>to</span> <span m='67680'>do</span> <span m='67890'>whatever</span> <span m='68280'>you</span> <span m='68440'>want</span> <span m='69160'>as</span> <span m='69320'>long</span> <span m='69560'>as</span> <span m='69650'>you</span> <span m='69760'>go</span> <span m='70020'>for it,</span> <span m='70590'>and</span> <span m='70740'>you</span> <span m='70860'>keep</span> <span m='71140'>pushing.</span> <span m='71880'>You</span> <span m='71990'>just</span> <span m='72210'>have</span> <span m='72310'>to</span> <span m='72420'>make</span> <span m='72660'>that</span> <span m='72900'>decision</span> <span m='73245'>on</span> <span m='73890'>what</span> <span m='74180'>it</span> <span m='74270'>is</span> <span m='74610'>and</span> <span m='74710'>then</span> <span m='74820'>just</span> <span m='75030'>push.</span> </p><p><span m='75410'>And it</span> <span m='75500'>doesn't</span> <span m='75770'>matter</span> <span m='76120'>if</span> <span m='76210'>you</span> <span m='76290'>try</span> <span m='76530'>something,</span> <span m='77010'>and it</span> <span m='77430'>doesn't</span> <span m='77750'>work</span> <span m='78000'>for</span> <span m='78100'>two</span> <span m='78230'>years.</span> <span m='78910'>You</span> <span m='79020'>can</span> <span m='79180'>still</span> <span m='79480'>keep</span> <span m='79680'>pushing</span> <span m='79970'>on</span> <span m='80070'>something</span> <span m='80400'>else</span> <span m='80740'>and</span> <span m='80870'>have</span> <span m='81080'>time</span> <span m='81320'>to</span> <span m='81380'>do</span> <span m='81590'>it.</span> <span m='82030'>And I wish</span> <span m='82460'>I</span> <span m='82510'>kind of</span> <span m='82700'>would've</span> <span m='82750'>know</span> <span m='82910'>that--</span> <span m='83510'>maybe</span> <span m='83720'>would</span> <span m='83890'>have tried</span> <span m='84120'>some</span> <span m='84310'>other</span> <span m='84450'>stuff,</span> <span m='84820'>maybe would</span> <span m='84940'>have</span> <span m='85100'>done</span> <span m='85440'>different</span> <span m='85750'>stuff,</span> <span m='86140'>but,</span> <span m='86440'>yeah.</span> <span m='86740'>That's</span> <span m='87040'>what</span> <span m='87340'>I would give as advice.</span> </p>","file":{"id":265722,"video_id":"2701166520001","name":"71912002","duration":89685,"thumbnail_url":null}});