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MUSICIAN & WEB DEVELOPER, IN-DEPTH: It Takes Passion And Discipline To Balance Jobs

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Ryan, a musician and web developer, discusses what he likes most about his work, its challenges, his key decisions, and work-life balance. He loves the problem-solving of web development; his "aha!" moment was when he realized he could make time for music, as well.

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
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='21950'>I</span> <span m='22000'>like</span> <span m='22330'>about the</span> <span m='22390'>web</span> <span m='22590'>stuff</span> <span m='22860'>is</span> <span m='22980'>just</span> <span m='23620'>problem</span> <span m='24040'>solving,</span> <span m='24590'>figuring</span> <span m='24990'>stuff</span> <span m='25300'>out.</span> <span m='26230'>I don't</span> <span m='26650'>know.</span> <span m='27070'>I just</span> <span m='27310'>really</span> <span m='27470'>enjoy</span> <span m='27670'>that</span> <span m='27810'>kind</span> <span m='28000'>of stuff.</span> <span m='28120'>It's like a</span> <span m='28300'>big</span> <span m='28430'>puzzle.</span> </p><p><span m='31160'>I</span> <span m='31300'>guess</span> <span m='31610'>the</span> <span m='31730'>key,</span> <span m='32119'>for</span> <span m='32290'>me,</span> <span m='32689'>or at</span> <span m='32970'>least</span> <span m='33420'>one</span> <span m='33610'>of the</span> <span m='33750'>aha</span> <span 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