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Another Degree or Certifications?

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I have a quick question for anyone who might be knowledgeable on the subject. I'm currently in the process of finishing up my B.S. in biology. I will be a senior this year and by May I will have obtained it. I have been on the pre-vet med college path, but the more I think about it the more I think a career in something like network administration might hold more interest for me.


My school does not offer a computer science or IT-related degree, so my plan has always been to finish my current path up so I at least have a 4 year degree in something. So here's my question - after I graduate this year, would it be more beneficial for me to go on to more schooling and obtain an M.S. in Computer Science (or some other field?), or would it be better for me to start working on gaining some of the more prevalent certifications?


If anyone has any good advice, or if anyone has experienced a similar scenario, please let me know. Any information is appreciated! Thanks!
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kduplechain
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The IT field is not what it use to be it has become a contract haven and a place of outsource to people you can barely understand you will never have benefits or paid time off stick with vet school kid trust me

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Akivaran
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Concerning the cert vs degree debate, I'll offer my personal experience. When I lost my job 2 years, I went on several interviews afterward. I would always ask whether my associates or certs (A+ Net+ MCP) mattered. Most said that they viewed the certs better b/c they applied directly to that company.

If you're considering going to a TechSkills or New Horizons to get some certs, be careful. These places tout that you can be MSFT certified in 6 months. Maybe, but in my experience, you'd have to be very skilled at note taking and retain information very easily.

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olayks
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Hey check out this link http://matc.edu/student/offerings/biotechdegree.html. This is something I also want to obtain (have BS in ISS). This sounds like a perfect career for someone who has a background in Biology already and want to do something IT related. Hope its useful!