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Internet and Games: Career and Education Opportunities in Utah

Internet and Games: From the Web to XBox, Internet and Gaming professionals work to make our online experiences both enjoyable and engaging. From setting up sites to creating new experiences, they craft the interactions of the future.

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Utah has a population of 2,784,572, which has grown by 24.69% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Beehive State," Utah's capital and biggest city is Salt Lake City. In 2008, there were a total of 1,702,493 jobs in Utah. The average annual income was $32,050 in 2008, up from $31,800 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Utah was 6.6% in 2009, which has grown by 2.9% since the previous year. Approximately 26.1% of Utah residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Utah include activities related to credit intermediation, nonferrous metal production, and sporting goods manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Utah State Government, the Hogle Zoo, and the Utah Museum of Natural History.


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Web Developer

Web Developers develop and design web applications and web sites. Web Developers need to read and understand what has been read. They also need to diagnose equipment problems and failures.