Best Career Choice - Web Administrator

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Abstract This proposal will provide the information that a high school student will need to make a decision on a career choice in the field of web administration. The results of the research conducted, will provide an insight into how students can turn their passion for computers into a life long career. The profession is full of opportunities and earning potential. Students can begin to prepare themselves in their early stages of their education in order to reach their desired goals. I have a basic reason for submitting this proposal. Up until the last year of my mother’s life, I was a very good high school student with a bright and promising future. As my mother was dying, I was finding it difficult to keep my grades up. Consequently, I decided to pay a visit to my guidance counselor for academic assistance, as I wanted to graduate with my class. As I described my plight to her, she said to me, “You should drop out Sweetie, the odds are against you.” I decided that my future dreams and goals were not going to end there. I had no one to counsel me or give me the tools I needed to make decisions for my future. My love for computers and the internet, led me to pursue a career in information technology. It is my desire to provide high schools students with information that will help them make critical decisions about their future. Many high school students spend countless hours facing a computer screen. These students have become experts at internet surfing and at designing personal web pages such as: Myspace.com and Facebook. What is the definition of success for these students? Success can be obtained by channeling their interest in computers, into a career choice that will lead them into the technological f... ... middle of paper ... ...ology. Technology advancement is occurring daily. Preparing students for a technological future is possible. Based on the survey I conducted for my research, I assess that web administration is a career that many students will consider as a career choice. References WEBMASTER. (2003, October). Tech Directions, Retrieved January 13, 2008, from Academic Search Premier database. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, Computer Scientists and Database Administrators, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos042.htm (visited January 13, 2008). Michael R Wade, Michael Parent. (2001). Relationships between job skills and performance: A study of webmasters. Journal of Management Information Systems, 18(3), 71-96. Retrieved January 13, 2008, from ProQuest Computing database. (Document ID: 103084642).

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