Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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I have been in the transportation industry for the last 17 years. I can say that although there has been enough work to keep my busy, it isn't what I want to do for the next 17 years of my life.
Any suggestions? I am in a position where I can afford a pay cut for a little while, and am not afraid of further education if needed. I would like to do something in the IT field but where to start? Geeksquad?
If you are going to work in IT go for any career path that has Dot Net in it's name. It is where the money is. Network and desktop support, which used to be high paying fields, are suffering from an oversupply of labor, since everyone and their brother got into it over the last ten years. Security, once in place, gets little attention and the jobs dry up. For a quick career change, get a two year tech school degree in Computer Science with a programming track, and study ASP.Net, VB
.Net and C# like your life depended on it, then go for a four year degree in business or accounting while you work in the field doing grunt programming work. Make sure all the credits earned in your two year degree program are transferable to your four year program, stay away from bullshit schools like ITT or Devry and stick with community college tech schools and universities.
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Last edited by FeelTheLove; 07-07-2008 at 07:03 AM.