Hello to all,
I have just got laid off from my job after working for a sales company for 22 years.
I was thinking it may be time for something new. I now the IT world is in demand and looks to have some promise to make a decent salary and have some job security.
I am into messing around on the computer and want to learn how to make mine function better
and be able to understand why error messages may come up or how to repair it if something goes wrong.
I am looking at going to a tech school to get certified with A+, MCP, MCSA, MCSE, CCNA and thinking of going into security.I am just wondering if this is really a field to get into. I do not know much about what it takes to be network systems engineer, I.T. Security Professional, or a Computer Analyst. I have a family to support. I have also thought about the medical field.
Can I get some feedback on what I am getting myself into. The positives and negatives of this industry. Any thoughts on the Medical field compared to the I.T. field.
I would greatly appreciate it. I am so confused.
To let you know my back ground. I was a sales manager for 22 years for a telemarketing company and worked with parolees and dealt with all the negatives of my job industry. I stayed because the money was great it has dropped due to the economy and I set my own work hours. I had a staff below who I trained to run my office while I was out so I had alot of free time.I am a go getter. I was the number 1 office, I was shut down due to greed in the company knowing I could be cut out and the company could hire someone younger and pay him peanuts to do the job.
I hope all this made sense.
Thank you in advance for your thoughts.