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One of my clients is a museum, and I manage their web presence. I don't make the pages that the viewer sees, but I do other things that let the site function. I check the logs (which tell the museum how long people spent in different areas of the website), I write scripts that allow visitors to interact with the site, I take care of security issues to prevent vandalism, and I make sure service is uninterrupted—no crashing allowed!

I enjoy my job because I like the challenge of taking something as complex as computer services and helping clients by keeping the systems in working order. I like puzzling out how new software fits into the puzzle of life—how can it be used best? Whose problems could it help solve?

I would advise you to look into computers if you have a strong attraction to logic and mathematics. But most importantly, I'd say to pursue your passion, whatever it is.

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