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  1. 1. Webquest Potential OccupationsBrady Ericksen (10552896)
  2. 2. Computer Hardware Engineer Tasks: − research, design, develop, and test computer equipment such as chips, circuit boards, or routers. By solving complex problems in computer hardware, these engineers create rapid advances in computer technology.
  3. 3. Work Training Environment Required Computer hardware  Most entry-level engineers usually work in computer hardware research laboratories that build and test various engineers have a types of computer models. bachelor’s degree in Most work in high-tech computer engineering, manufacturing firms. although a degree in Some work in computer electrical engineering systems design firms, generally is research and development firms, or for acceptable. the federal government.
  4. 4. Required Skills Analytical Skills – analyzing complex equipment. Creativity Critical-thinking Skills Problem Solving Skills Speaking Skills
  5. 5. Job Outlook Employment of computer hardware engineers is expected to increase 9 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. A limited number of engineers will be needed to meet the demand for new computer hardware because more of the innovation in computers now takes place with software than with hardware.
  6. 6. Pay Median annual wage is around $98,810. − Roughly the same in Utah vs the rest of the US Working for the Federal Government increases this average to $102,950. Most computer hardware engineers work full time.
  7. 7. Why is it of interest? This career is interesting to me because I already enjoy working with computers as a hobby Ive put a lot of time and money into. I really enjoy learning how they work and I am able to work with them. If I were actually designing the hardware, I would be able to enjoy my work and be extremely productive.
  8. 8. Computer and Information Research Scientists Tasks: − invent and design new technology and find new uses for existing technology. Study and solve complex problems in computing for business, science, medicine, and other uses.
  9. 9. Work Training Environment Required Most computer and  Most computer and information research information research scientists work for scientists need a Ph.D. in computer systems design computer science or a and related services firms, related subject, such as scientific research and computer engineering. development companies,  For some computer or the federal government. scientist positions in the Most work full time, and federal government, a those who do independent bachelor’s degree in research may have computer science is flexibility in their work sufficient. schedules.
  10. 10. Required Skills Advanced Math Skills Analytical Skills Communication Skills Critical-thinking Skills Detail Oriented Ingenuity Logical Thinking
  11. 11. Job Outlook Employment of computer and information research scientists is expected to grow by 19 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Computer scientists will be needed to develop the software that controls increasingly complicated electronics, as well as cloud storage, cyber security, and much more.
  12. 12. Pay Median annual wage was most recently $100,660. This is $30,000 more than the average computer occupation. Most computer and information research scientists work full time.
  13. 13. Why is it of interest? In addition to being interested in computing as a hobby as mentioned previously, I want to help achieve things for humankinds use. In this occupation, I would be inventing new technologies and discovering uses for those we already have. This plays to my skill set of self motivation, creativity, and logical thinking.
  14. 14. Microbiologist Tasks: − Microbiologists study the growth, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms such as bacteria, algae, and fungi. − Planning, supervising, identifying, monitoring, preparing.
  15. 15. Work Training Environment Required  A bachelor’s degree in microbiology Typically work in or a closely related field is needed laboratories and offices, for entry-level microbiologist jobs. A where they conduct Ph.D. is needed to carry out independent research and to work experiments and analyze in colleges and universities. the results. Microbiologists  Many microbiology Ph.D. holders who work with dangerous begin their careers in a temporary organisms must follow postdoctoral research position, strict safety procedures to which typically lasts 2 to 3 years. During their postdoctoral avoid contamination. Most appointment, they work with microbiologists work full experienced scientists as they time and keep regular continue to learn about their specialties or develop a broader hours. understanding of related areas of research.
  16. 16. Required Skills Analytical Skills Critical Thinking Skills Interpersonal Skills Mathematical Skills Observation Skills Perseverance Problem-Solving Skills Speaking Skills Writing Skills
  17. 17. Job Outlook Employment of microbiologists is projected to increase by 13 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. More microbiologists will be needed to apply knowledge from basic research to develop biological products and processes that improve our lives. The development of new medicines and treatments is expected to increase the demand for microbiologists in pharmaceutical and biotechnology research.
  18. 18. Pay Most recent median annual wage was $65,920. − Slightly less in Utah Research with the Federal Government has the highest pay rating again, with $94,960 Most microbiologists work full time and keep regular hours.
  19. 19. Why is it of interest? I really enjoy the physical sciences, and biology in particular has always fascinated me. Understanding how the machinery of life works is just extremely inciting Working with microorganisms to help others and save lives would be something I would definitely be interested in.
  20. 20. Which one is the best looking for me?
  21. 21. Computer and Information Research Scientist This seems like the career that best matches up with my skill set, because I am proficient at math and quick to learn, use analytical skills, my ingenuity and creativity, my critical thinking skills, Im detail oriented and I actually pride myself on logical thinking. The career outlook and pay look great and technology continues to inspire me.
  22. 22. References http://jobs.utah.gov/jsp/wi/utalmis/occwagetitles.d http://jobs.utah.gov/jsp/wi/utalmis/occwagemain.d http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-sc http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineer http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information