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Senior Programming Analyst

Job Title and Job Description

Senior Programming Analyst

Database administration and programming

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

There are tons of opportunities in the high tech area. Every industry needs people that know computers. In particular, my area of database administration is a nice niche that always needs experienced people.

What new technology will be important?

Web based applications are driving this industry away from client/server applications. Now that the .com era is over, the web will stabilize and put forth money making endeavors.

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

I had some corporate training, but for the most part, I am self taught. Technology changes so much that you constantly have to educate yourself. It helps to have a Bachelor degree to give you background.

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

Read a lot of books, but most important get some hands on experience. Books only give you concepts.

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

Not at all.

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 1-Not Important   
Athletic / Physical 1-Not Important   
Bilingual 2-Less Important2-Less Important   
Computer Technology 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important   
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important   
Creative Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important   
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important   
Investigative / Fact Finding 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important   
leadership and Supervising 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important   
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important   
Math 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important   
Mechanical Understanding 1-Not Important  
Sales and Negotiation 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important   
Scientific and Experimental 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important   
Social Service / Helping Skills 1-Not Important   
Teaching / Instructing 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important   
Verbal Communication 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important   
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 1-Not Important  
Understanding Yourself 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important   
Writing 2-Less Important2-Less Important   
 

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