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Will things pick up?

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by damonlab, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. damonlab

    damonlab Veteran Member

    I graduated high school in may 98. Got 2 business associates from my comm college: microcompter support specialist and computer networking communications. The whole 9-11 thing happened in 2001 when I was finishing up my second associates. I had origanally planned to be out of school after I received m second associates, but after that I decided to go for a bachelor's. I am now in a BSIT program that I hope to finish in may 2004.

    After I get that, I would like to continue with the MSIS program.

    In the mean time, I need to get MCSE certified.

    With my two associates, I would hope for at least some basic entry computer job.

    No real job for me yet (just workstudy from a different field).

    I am wondering if I will ever have a good paying job. It makes sense that if I get degrees, I should eventually get good jobs. Does not seem like that in any immediate future.
  2. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    Supply and demand of the workforce, my friend.

    It's nuts, isn't it? Someone can be so qualified as you, and still not make as much as a nurse with a 2 year degree.

    But mostly we choose our professions based on what we love to do, and then later lament the associated problems.

    Like my profession - In the academy they tell us "If you're doing this for the money, you're doing it for the wrong reasons." Indeed, the people in my profession who are slaves to money are the ones who corrupt and fall.

    Hang in there, bro. Good things happen to good people.
  3. immortal one

    immortal one 501st Geronimo

    How about starting your own business?

    When I was a young lad, my father told me, "Find something you like to do, and then find a way to make a little bit of money doing it."

    I've since found many things I like to do.

    I wish you luck.

  4. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    Getting the degrees will never hurt you and will only help you.

    Of course, the degree to which they help you is dependant on the job market at the time. However, with all the layoff in the tech field the last couple of years, having a bachelor degree will give you a leg up on those with only an associates degree. Considering the each opening in the industry probably has hundreds of applicants, the degrees may help you move to the top part of the pile.
  5. Misu

    Misu Hey, I saw that.

    Go for the degree, Damonlab. If for any other reason, it'll put your student loans on halt while you continue your schooling, this way you give yourself time to wait out the economy's slump and get yourself more qualified for when the jobs do reappear.
  6. Steve

    Steve Is that it, then?

    So, you're about 22, right Damonlab? Relax, things will be fine. Sounds like you've got goals and are working on them. You're far better off, and therefore more hireable, than many young people just starting out, especially those who don't know what they want to do.

    Besides, the stories I could tell you about my 30 year old brother-in-law.....
  7. IamZed

    IamZed ...

    I came into the recession in the 70s looking for a job. So did all my friends. Years later we still sat there. No work. The recession ended. So will this. Patience.
  8. saber11

    saber11 Veteran Member

    I am 32 now. I worked in TV for 8 years, somewhere in that time I earned a BS in broadcasting and Film, got laid off once, got an MCSE+I, got out of TV into Computers/networking/telecom. Got another job, got laid off again, got A+,Network+, got another job, got pictel certified, got laid off, got another job, got laid off again, got another job, quit that to get another job, got laid off again, got another job, quit that job to get the job I have now.

    It's been my exsperience that I am as secure here as I would be someplace else.
  9. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Hang in there, Damonlab. Your degree is worth getting and these tough times will eventually end. One possible place to look for work is in a good-sized city or university library. I was a librarian for many years, and the computer people were very valuable employees who kept all our PCs going, not to mention our online catalogs. There were always a couple of young guys right out of school learning the ropes there.

  10. ditch

    ditch Downunder Member

    Never underestimate the usefuless of an education. That may sound like cold comfort when you are having trouble finding work I know. I was in a similar position myself years ago and never found work in the area I studied. That doesn't mean you wont. Its as frustrating as all hell but be patient if you can.

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