Job 1 I’m interested in: Design Manager
The design and technical side of exhibition management
I think design manager is a good job that I can work in various kinds of fields and work with different people and companies. This job makes me feel a sense of honor to listen to the demands of customers and provide them satisfying products. Design managers do three things. One, provide expertise on graphics, structures, and human factors to identify consumer needs and behaviors and develop a cohesive brand. Two, lead and develop project team, and determine strategies to improvement productivity or overall team processes. Three, develop hypotheses for brand improvement or growth and isolate key areas for brand opportunities.
My intended major is Computer Science and Engineering so I can attach to many useful software which can be used in industry. Design managers with software knowledge are more aggressive in most popular jobs. Thus, I think my major and this job are totally related, but I need to learn some professional design knowledge based on the specific industry. Skills like design and people management let design managers earn more, the average salaries for design and people management are above $82816 (https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Design_Manager/Salary). Also, the salary standard is related to work experience level with a linear relation.
I do think the level of satisfaction is more important than the salary. For me, I usually consider a job like an activity which can bring me fun more than a simple loop to be finished over and over. In design jobs, because managers always need to make presentations and to communicate with people from different parts, the work experience can be better if I treat a job like a friend and put effort into it. I can feel happy to work and exchange experience with others.
Job 2 I’m interested in: Lead Applications Developer
Write and debug software for applications
Lead applications development is really suitable for me that I think the app development is a promising job right now, and it is totally related to my major. I am very interested in this job. I can use the professional knowledge like C++ and Visual Basic, sometimes Python to build app structures, friendly interface for users. That is the job which I can work as an intern in college. Lead applications developer usually focus on five aspects. One, test and document software for client applications. Two, mentor other employees in development methodologies. Three, write, modify, and debug software for client applications. Four, write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services. Five, use source debuggers and visual development environments.
The average lead applications developer salary is above $84,000 even you are the first year at this job. Further salary level is also promising and increase as more experiences you have. People skilled with SQL or C# earn more than others, actually Java and Python are usually used to write source code and compile line by line as well.
The level of satisfaction is definitely more important than salary for me to be a lead application developer. The brain workers care about how meaningful their projects are and how can they improve. Because most coworkers in this area have the similar thoughts, about 46% of the lead application developers get lower stress and 55% of them feel higher satisfaction