I'm grooming myself for this kind of role...
I have a well-kept secret. I am not a hard core techie. I'm working on my MBA in IT Management because I do not want to program or be support for most of my life. I'm idea and plan-centric. I can implement, but prefer to architect. In fact, I feel I'm quite mediocre among my peers because I don't live and breathe technology. I'd rather read the UML Handbook than brush up on programming skills. It's uncanny how well I understand accounting, marketing, and customer service considering I shunned the idea of working in the business world when first entering college. Now I see more barriers to working outside of business than ever before. My prime goal, and talent, is to help people use technology to better their business and make their jobs easier. For now, I plug away at a keyboard programming for a local manufacturer. I still have yet to break the $25K a year earnings ceiling, but I contribute that more to the local culture. Oh, and I am a female as far as physiology is concerned.
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