So, I'm currently working as an IT technician, and have primarily worked in tech-support related jobs for about five years.
I attended one year of college where I studied computer engineering. I know basic computer architecture, electronics, Linux Admin, Windows, etc. I recently obtained my Comptia Network+ (2009) cert.
I am very interested in network engineering. And I was wondering how does one break into the field of telecommunications???
Does one enter as an installer who deals primarily with installing services in customer homes and works their way up?
Or can you enter as an entry-level telecom network tech?
It seems that the major telecom companies either hire basic low-level installers or CCIE network engineers.
Does anyone have experience on the best route to take? The best certs to get? The best technologies to learn?