"The people I work with are the main reason I like my job. Also, thereís a great feeling of accomplishment when you work hard for a project and itís finally done."

About 23% of Canadian Internet users have used the web for electronic banking.

Programming was not high on Kerry Sizerís list of to doís when she first began her career search. However, as she worked her way through a multitude of computer programming courses, she learned to appreciate the finesse and creativity the job offers.

Essentially, programming is a series of commands written to make a certain action occur. Because there are several different programming languages, programmers generally choose a specialty.

Like many e-businesses, the company Kerry works for has focused its business model to meet the changing opportunities in e-commerce. Together, theyíre programmed for success!

Did you know? About one-quarter of all Canadians who surf the Internet have used it to buy goods and services.

Programmers make between $30,000 and $40,000 a year. How much you get paid depends on where you work. Larger firms pay higher salaries, but smaller firms offer more responsibilities and faster promotions. In the future Kerry wants to get into project management and become a team leader.

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E-commerce is one of the most important aspects of the Internet to emerge. It allows people to exchanges goods and services immediately with no barriers of time or distance. Any time of the day or night you can go online and buy just about anything you want.

E-commerce is growing in North America. Online retail sales currently account for 1.7% of the overall retailing sector and itís expected to increase to 2.5% by the end of 2001.


Education: Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, UBC; 2 year course in Multimedia Software Development, BCIT

Hobbies: Jogging, rollerblading and swimming