Excellent Richy, Thanks for the reply!
Database engineer and web analytics sound interesting. I have been studying for Network+, then plan on taking Security+, possibly CEH?. Does this sound like a reasonable path to obtain a position in engineering or analytics (besides experience of course). How did your friend get into web analytics? (I assume he's disabled?). I checked out the Wiki for web analytics, and to me the description sounds like a fun job.
Any input appreciated, thanks again!