What education in Technology would you recommend?

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maxphish
What education in Technology would you recommend?

I am half a year away from 30 and am close to leaving my government job I have been at the last 7 years. I am most likely going back to school in the fall/winter and was wondering anyone's opinion on a field of Tek that has a good future. Do I go for a BA in programming, or take more artistic webpage design?

   

   

hubby
Re: education in Technology

 I think "security" is a safe-bet for the long term.

 

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jogurl81
Re: What education in Technology would you recommend?

I've heard of biomedical technology as a good career. People never stop getting sick.

foambrush
Re: What education in Technology would you recommend?

I would make sure if you go into programming you have a good plan B

programming is job 1 that gets outsourced, India has a huge number of very well educated experienced programmers who will work for a small portion of what western countries pay

The only for sure job that has any security in technology in any country is being a hardware specialist, you can't save money sending equipment halfway around the world to be fixed

Networking is not as safe as it once was but if you have a solid base in hardware and a willingness to diversify (don't rely on MCSE alone look into Novell and Linux/Unix Cisco etc. skills as well) you will have a better than even chance of having stability in the tech field

 

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maxphish
Re: What education in Technology would you recommend?

Would "security" be a specializtion after obtaining a degree in something more generalized? I have heard that before. I would have to agree with foam brush about being a hardware specialist it makes sense about sending something away to be fixed but don't we live quite disposibly with computers? If your printer breaks do people still get them fixed?

foambrush
Re: What education in Technology would you recommend?

Yes hardware is disposable but someone has to install the printers, maintain the PC's and routers, check and keep up with maintenance schedules of mainframes/servers and keep upgrading machines as they become unserviceable or obsolete

 

 

"Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places."

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maxphish
Re: What education in Technology would you recommend?

Thank you everyone for taking the the time to give some advice hope to see more in the future

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