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Sr. Database Administrator
Managing Editor for a newsletter
I took math in college because it was fun but
didn't think about a career. Then I graduated with
no job in sight. I picked up education credits and
taught high school math and coached girls cross
country and track. I missed problem solving and
was overloaded by working with 150 kids per day.
I loved the kids but couldn't handle that volume.
I went back and got my Masters In Computer Science
and started work. I've been in that field 17 years.
I wanted to try something new this year so my
childhood girlfriend and I started a newsletter
to talk about careers for teenage girls. We use
all the skills: writing, marketing, publishing,
database, etc that we have learned in our working
You probably want to enjoy challenges and puzzles.
You can work in a solitary situation or in a
team. They need people with good communication
and organization skills. You shouldn't be
afraid to make mistakes, we all do. You should
love learning, the technology changes fast.
If you don't like what you're doing then maybe
it's not a good fit. Don't be afraid to make
a change. Keep your ears and eyes open, lot's of
information floating around out there.