(Closed) Anyone in IT?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I am in IT and I say go for it. You can always find a good paying job in IT. I think certifications are good if you want to specialize, but they do slightly limit your job options. With an IT degree you can go in any direction you want within the field, and get a breadth of experience. One thing to note…you may find in general that contracting jobs are more abundant han permanent positions ight now with such instability in the economy.

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m an IT major, and I say go for the certfication!  Employers don’t care nearly as much about a degree as they do about certifications.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Fiance is in IT.  He only has certifications and makes over twice what I make with a bachelor’s degree.  I say go for it!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have a computer science degree and I say – go for it. The pay is great and there are always jobs. Make sure you enjoy computers, not just tolerate them. It can be a… not quite lonely… but definitely solitary field if you’re not very careful. Good luck!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Working in IT but not in the technical part — company is actually a reseller

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My husband works in healthcare IT. He has a 4 year degree in computer engineering, though, not just certifications from a 2-year school. He makes 6 figures, but i’m not sure how that would translate to a job with only certs? I bet there’s forums online that would help you figure that out, though!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Me and Fiance are working in IT, and it’s awesome. I am going currently undergoing specialization and Fiance just got promoted. I’ld say go for it! It’s super fun. I don’t know in the US, but where I am from IT has really good money in it, but it also depends in what field you want to specialize in 😀

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I graduated with an Information Systems degree and currently work in IT.   I love computers, have always found jobs, and get paid pretty well.  I don’t currently have any certifications. 

Although, depending on which part of IT you’re in, you could be working long hours, nights, weekends, and be on-call.   That’s the part that sucks.  For example, last week I worked Wednesday night from 9-1am, Friday night from 9:30-10:30pm, and Saturday morning from 8:30-12:00pm, in addition to my normal hours. 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@misabell:  I’m in IT and my manager and CIO prefer certifications over MBA’s.  They’re faster, cheaper, and more targetted.  It sounds like they are a better return on your investment.  Good luck!

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