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User Experience Career Advice
by SUSAN FARRELL and JAKOB NIELSEN on January 12, 2014
Summary: Across a thousand UX professionals we found high job satisfaction and extreme diversity in terms of hugely varying educational background, 210 job titles, and wide-ranging work roles and activities.
When we teach user experience courses, one of the most frequently asked questions is, “how do I get a user experience career?” Obviously, getting some training is a good start in any field. But there’s much more to it. And although some advice can be gained from the myriad of existing careers books, the UX field is sufficiently unusual that general-purpose books can’t tell you all you need to know.
So how do we find out what it takes to have a strong career in the user experience field? By turning to our love of empirical data and finding out from people who actually work in the field.
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