• Computer Technician Career

    Name: Mike Petry
    Job Title: Computer Technician
    Where: Southern California
    Employer: Pacific Boat Trailers/Self
    Years of Experience: 23
    Education: Some College / Self Taught (A+ Cert)
    Salary: See PayScale's Research Center for the average salary for a computer technician

    Computer Technician Career

    For those interested in a computer technician career, the job outlook for computer technicians (and other techies) seems bright. A computer technician's starting salary will vary depending on many factors, including location, experience, and certifications earned. However, regardless of starting salary, a computer technician career offers high growth potential. With that in mind, we recently spoke to computer technician Mike Petry about the average salary for a computer technician, the job description of a computer technician, a computer technician starting salary, and computer technician qualifications.

    In addition to all his "teching," Mike also writes a blog about his computer technician career called "CRS-Caffeinated and Requiring Sugar" at fine12.blogspot.com. If you're wondering about computer technician starting salaries, the average salary for computer technician professionals, or how to embark on a computer technician career, don't miss this interview with a self-made pro.

  • Salaries for Web Designer

    designer salary, web designer salary, web designer salary range, building web sites, job of a web designer, freelance web designer, web designer resource. flash web designer, professional web designers using HTML coding, pay rate Name: Dave LaFlam
    Job Title: Owner, Freelance Web Designer/Slackbax Media
    Where: Santa Monica, CA
    Years of Experience: 5+
    Salary: $40,000 - $80,000
    Employer: Self
    Education: BFA

    Web Designer Job Description:

    The job of a web designer is to build web sites for clients (I also maintain web sites if clients call for that service) using HTML, CSS, Flash, ActionScript, Javascript and PHP. I also do consulting, re-designs and monthly updates. As a freelance web designer, I build/create micro-sites, perform platform testing (MAC & PC), test browsers on sites, as well as incorporate interactive and ecommerce elements. I also equip web sites for video/audio streaming (Quicktime, FLV) podcasting, blogs and more.

  • Craig Newmark: Craigslist Founder and Customer Service Guru

    Name: Craig Newmark
    Job Title: Customer Service Rep and Founder of craigslist
    Where: San Francisco, CA
    Years of Experience: 30
    Salary: Top Secret (See PayScale's Average Customer Service Salary)
    Employer: Self

    Customer Service Job Description:

    I perform specialized customer service functions, including fighting online scams. I also talk to the press as required. Jim (Buckmaster) is a much better manager than me, but I'm really good at customer service and customer feedback. It helps me maintain the spirit of craigslist, and shows that we're committed.

  • You want to be a President

    -- Started, but couldn't finish before bed-time...
    --  Adam
    Have you ever wondered how much a president makes? Over dinner, someone recently asked me how much I thought The President of the US made.  I had no idea, so I referred to my old friend: Wikipedia.  There I learned that the President's salary is $400,000 per year. Then I started wondering how much other types of presidents made.