A&P thinking of going back to school...

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  1. psykosis

    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    I'll either be going back to learn web design and get .net and/or php certs, or I'll go back for photography and graphic design. I certainly will enjoy the latter more, but it is the right choice? Is there enough of a market to warrant me going after what I want to do? I like web design and programming too, but I'd rather be doing photography and graphic design. It just seems that the web design would be more useful/employable and probably more profitable.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    too much competition not enough market.
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    which one?
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    when i was looking for a job earlier this year, i was offered 2 different web development jobs, one doing php the other doing asp.net. the pay for the better of the 2 was $15/hour. now this was partly the economy, partly the fact that there are a million "web developers" out there now and half of them are just graduating high school and think that $15/hour sounds great compared to the mcjob they had.
     
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    ugh.

    $15/hr is not enough to get me to go through certification training for .net or php.


    I wonder what the market is for someone with graphical design skills? At least I can use that for my own photos...
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    $15/hour isn't enough to pay for my college education either, graduated with a ba in comp sci. i'm not making a whole lot more than that now, but at least where i am now i have a title that will look good on a resume in a couple years. director of information technology has a nice ring to it :cool:
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    I'm the IT manager where I am now, and I have a BA in Management and Organizational Development. Still, even though I'm the "IT Manager", I spend most of my day doing mindless customer service work for about $15/hr.

    I want more. And I'm totally unsatisfied in my current position, so going back to school for something I actually enjoy appeals to me. I just need to find out if it makes financial sense.
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i'm the director of a department of myself. :mamoru: i spend all day doing everything from desktop support to web development to server management
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    same. I am the whole department.

    But our IT needs are small, so I fill my time with customer service work. I really need a change and either web design or graphic design appeal to me. The graphic design a bit more so.
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i've been thinking about a change too. i really wish i would've thought about it quicker when my dad passed away, i should've taken his job. :o but by the time i realized i wanted to, my mom already had someone else working it.
     

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