I started Ranken in August 2006. My 3rd semester I went to an internship instead of class at Network Solutions. I completed 2 internships there before being given a full time salary position as a Web Designer. I spent roughly a year and a half there and made the transition to CIO Services in St. Louis MO as a Drupal Developer for 11 months. After that I started at Integrity Interactive on the Delmar Loop. I worked there for a year and half as a Web Engineer using Wordpress and responsive development techniques. I left there in December 2012 and began at SSM Health Care as a Web Content Developer. I spend most of my time working in Sharepoint, Wordpress and Drupal updating a large quantity of internal and external sites. I'm on the forefront of migrating all of the outdated sites and moving them into sleek, clean responsive designs with thoughts of the future.
You have to work for what you want and constantly stay learning. I've only been in the field for 6 years, but development techniques have evolved tremendously in that time.
With over 11,200 employees and 2,500 staff physicians, SSM Health Care - St. Louis is one of the largest, full-service health care networks in the St. Louis area. SSM Health Care-St. Louis includes seven hospitals, a SSM Managed Care Organization, and a Physicians' Organization with over 250 employed physicians in SSM Medical Group, SSM Cancer Care, SSM Breast Care, SSM Orthopedics, SSM Neurosciences Institute, and SSM Heart Institute.