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Fastlane247

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Hey all i was thinking of taking some schooling soon, something to do with computers but dont really know what part of the computer industry makes money any more or is successful. Anyone have any ideas on this that would be awsome. Thanks
 
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These days, do not go into computers/IT for the money...you will be sorely disappointed! Go into something that you like to do...life to too short to be spending 8 or more hours a day doing something you don't like simply for the money.

If you do, in fact, love to work with computers, then ask yourself in which area you find yourself most enthusiastic - and work with it.

Just my two cents!

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Fastlane247

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it has nothing to do with the money computers is what i like to do.... there is nothing eles i can think of that i would like to spend my day doing... except maybee cars but not really
 
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Come on Darren we can't possibly make any more money than we do here! =-P
Just kidding, it is a good question, wish I knew the answer!
 
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jonathan731 said:
Yea i've been wondering....what computer indutry can i earn the most money in?
Never do a job for the money.

You'll be dissapointed when the market shifts and you aren't making the bucks anymore.

Find a job you love doing and it won't matter. Also, if you truly love what you do, you'll make more money because you won't mind working harder, taking more training, becoming better at your job and advancing faster than if you are in a job you hate.
 

Fastlane247

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Gibble said:
Never do a job for the money.

You'll be dissapointed when the market shifts and you aren't making the bucks anymore.
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that is a awsome point... that is why i want to get into computers because that is what i love to do ... (y) :D
 
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I love to do any work with computers but i also want to earn a good pay so I would like to get into a career with computers but one that will allow me to live a good live.
 
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jonathan731 said:
I love to do any work with computers but i also want to earn a good pay so I would like to get into a career with computers but one that will allow me to live a good live.
Well...you may want to take a few english courses too...
 
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I've bee in the PC Support business for several years. I've worked for Hitachi, Micron, Compaq, & Gateway. I'm far from rich, but I enjoy the phone support aspect when dealing with people and fixing problems. I'd much rather be working "Desktop support" for an IT department, but until I complete my Bachellor's Degree, it's really hard to get where I realy want to be...which is working with all the cool network stuff!

But I'm happy where I'm at now(for now) working phone support for a software company. I get to use my OS, PC, & networking skills!
 

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if you are good you can get both but the biggest problem is everyone has all the certs now and everyone knows how to do all the comptuer stuff now... well not everyone but you know what i mean, basicaly there are too many people trying for the same industry
 
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Fastlane247 said:
if you are good you can get both but the biggest problem is everyone has all the certs now and everyone knows how to do all the comptuer stuff now... well not everyone but you know what i mean, basicaly there are too many people trying for the same industry

And yet guidance counsellers are still telling kids to go into computers because that's where the jobs are. :mad:

Damnit, the industry is saturated!
 
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Fastlane247 said:
if you are good you can get both but the biggest problem is everyone has all the certs now and everyone knows how to do all the comptuer stuff now... well not everyone but you know what i mean, basicaly there are too many people trying for the same industry

The only thing that MOST Certs mean (A+, MCP, MCSE, etc) is that you can pass a test!

I have no certs and can run circles around most "Paper" MCSE's!

The Degree and actual experience is what alot of companies are looking at nowadays!
 

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SexyTech said:
The only thing that MOST Certs mean (A+, MCP, MCSE, etc) is that you can pass a test!

I have no certs and can run circles around most "Paper" MCSE's!

The Degree and actual experience is what alot of companies are looking at nowadays!

very good point... and i have to agree half the people who work here have all the certs and i have none and i am better at computers then any of them
 

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