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Please read what should i choose?


To all IT Professionals help me choose a 2nd career path please!!
Professionals that work in the field there opinion,if they were gonna
get into this field all over again what path would they choose?Here's
my situation I am 31 yrs old, already have a decent job,Am unsure
about the future with the Auto Industry,works good paying,but boring a
monkey could do It (lol) no but in all seriousness...my schooling for
2 years is being paid for so why not take advantage of it?Here are my
2 options I'm pondering over option 1 Web Information Technology AAS
graduates of this program are prepared for a career in web site
programming and support 2 paths option A prepares students to be a Web
Programmer,Web Programmer Assistant,Web Server Systems
Administrators,or Internet/Intranet Systems Administrator.Path B Also
prepares for Lan/Wan administrator.(graduates of this program also
work as Web Programmers,Web Programmer Assistants,Web Server Systems
administrators,Web Designers,or Web Media developers...That was my
first option here is my second option for career path (Data Assurance
and IT Security)Graduates of this program are prepared for a career in
Computer Network and Internet Security.certificates in Cisco
Networking youd get throgh this or Microsoft/Novell..They also have
the option later to get certified for Cisco Advanced Networking,(16
credits) I'd do at a later date.If anyone can tell me a little more
about these two options,and give me some more input,starting pay in these 2 fields,security,how rewarding they are etc.....

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Please read what should i choose?


To all IT Professionals help me choose a 2nd career path please!!
Professionals that work in the field there opinion,if they were gonna
get into this field all over again what path would they choose?Here's
my situation I am 31 yrs old, already have a decent job,Am unsure
about the future with the Auto Industry,works good paying,but boring a
monkey could do It (lol) no but in all seriousness...my schooling for
2 years is being paid for so why not take advantage of it?Here are my
2 options I'm pondering over option 1 Web Information Technology AAS
graduates of this program are prepared for a career in web site
programming and support 2 paths option A prepares students to be a Web
Programmer,Web Programmer Assistant,Web Server Systems
Administrators,or Internet/Intranet Systems Administrator.Path B Also
prepares for Lan/Wan administrator.(graduates of this program also
work as Web Programmers,Web Programmer Assistants,Web Server Systems
administrators,Web Designers,or Web Media developers...That was my
first option here is my second option for career path (Data Assurance
and IT Security)Graduates of this program are prepared for a career in
Computer Network and Internet Security.certificates in Cisco
Networking youd get throgh this or Microsoft/Novell..They also have
the option later to get certified for Cisco Advanced Networking,(16
credits) I'd do at a later date.If anyone can tell me a little more
about these two options,and give me some more input,starting pay in these 2 fields,security,how rewarding they are etc.....

Hey there. Personally i would choose the first option as it seems alot broader than your second route. I really must warn you that alot of graduates get IT Admin jobs no matter what the course says they can do (web programming/design blah blah). Alot of my (ex) uni colleagues have IT admin and came out with decent grades (2:1 / 2:2)

If this is something you really like the idea, then dont let anyone stop you, personally i think its great that you want to change career paths after being in another proffession for a while. Just take the time to realise itll be like starting from scratch again. I know alot of people with committments which simply cant afford to change what they are doing.

This may not be what your after but i have been working as a developer for just under 2 yrs now and so would class myself as an IT proffessional but one with not as much experience in the field as a seasoned veteran :D

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Thinking long term, there's very little career advancement if you decide to go with networking. Programming offers a little better career advancement - you can become a team lead or software architect.

I would go with programming and then make plans to get an MBA in the distant future to move into management later.

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