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I want to be a computer tech - Suggestions on best path needed..

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#1 Ximo


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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:06 AM

Hi guys!

If you are a computer tech and have advice on which path / field you would recommend pursuing in the computer field -
I would love to hear from you!

I have decided (at 36years old) that I want to change careers, and become a computer technician. My initial research
has told me that there are various different fields under this title - e.g. information security, information management etc...
Also there are so many different Certificates - Diplomas; then Doctorate - PHD - Masters... What do I actualy NEED to
get a job with computers? Is On-line / Tafe / or University the best option?

If you can save me a heap of time and effort (not to mention $) by telling me of courses/qualifications that are a waste of
time, or courses/ qualifications that you would recommend or deem essential, it would be greatly appreciated...

As I am entering the field late in the game I would love to avoid as many mistakes as possible, and get the most useful
qualifications in the shortest time - ending in a good job.

If you have been through the process - and could go back and do it all over again - what would you do differently?

Do you rate your job as the best type of job under the banner 'Computer Technician'? Do you enjoy it?
Which field would you pick if you knew then (when you first decided to be a computer tech), what you know now?

What is the WORST field to get into - what area should I avoid! I am keen to learn from your your experience...

I love computers and enjoy: building / fixing / upgrading / fighting viruses / creating (web pages - movies - music) using
software / downloading - installing / optimizing... I love new programs and utilities... not so much into the programming
or gaming side... I would also love to work from home if I could... but I think I will be happy as long as I am playing with
computers and getting paid - lol. Job enjoyment / satisfaction rates over earnings...

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:28 AM

You have also posted the question in General Chat, a more appropriate forum for getting answers, since this forum in strictly for introductions. I am sure you will get several perspectives on your career path there.
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