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What kind of profession should I go for?

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What kind of profession should I go for?

codie_mckee
Hi, my name is Codie, and I do some small repair work on a lot of my friends computers. Recovering lost drivers, getting rid of viruses and malicious spy ware, I know how to put together my own computer with the right parts *cough* *cough* (Mom)and have studied for my CompTIA A+ Certification and can pass the pretests with a 600+ score. I know my explanation is brief but I need some career advice. Thanks.
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    shasca

    Do what is fun,and as they say "you will never work a day in your life".
    Try volunteering at a non-profit agency to see if what think is your calling truly is.


    You can change careers when young much much easier than when you start to get tied down with Family, and debts. So go for whatever......

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    Ron K.

    The job market is pretty horrible, to say the least. You might want to consider what I recommend to young men and women, join the Services. <br>
    People generally just think of the Army, Navy, Air Farce (typo) and Marines while completely forgetting about the Coast Guard. <br>
    Coast Guard personnel get the exact same training/schooling after bootcamp if they have a crossover specialty with the US Navy. That means that if electronics was your field you'd likely study at a Navy school. <br>
    From what I've seen, if you're good at something when you join the service in that field and stay at the top 10% of your class at every level you're offered the best training on the latest equipment. <br>
    In the Coast Guard you're less likely to get your *** shot off than in any of the other Armed Forces, generally speaking. <br>
    Another thing to consider is that the Armed Forces are a career opportunity as well. <br>
    You can save for college or take college courses while you're enlisted.<br>
    I also coach/urge/tell young people that the BEST way to join the Armed Forces is as an officer. Check out the officer candidate programs. If you have a Bachelor's degree and are in good health you may qualify for the OCS (Officer's Candidate School) short-program. <br>
    My uncle was an E-9 in the Coast Guard while also serving as an intelligence officer in the Office of Naval Intelligence and he was a Boatswains Mate! You think of them as just knowing about knots and crap but it's much moire than that. Him and his wife both retired from the Coast Guard, got good government jobs and retired from those too. They call people like that double-dippers, I think. <br>
    No one ever listens to me though. Not yet. They're ignorant. They don't KNOW what the services offer. <br>
    I was just kidding a friend (if he reads this) about the Air Force. They are definitely worth considering too. Their training can translate well into civilian life but you can't slack off. Every person I've ever met from the Air Force was doing their damndest to get ahead, learn more, be somebody. I'm sure that they have their slack-offs too but I've never met one. <br>
    The Armed Forces are becoming more computerized by the minute. If you don't have a criminal record, are good, study hard and get GREAT grades you'd be likely to see systems that the civilian sector won't see for awhile yet. Just one example-the government was into solid-state drives years ago when they cost thousands and thousands. <br>
    If you're good enough, get a bachelors degree while enlisted, you can always join one of the alphabet soup group after your enlistment. I'm talking about the CIA, FBI, NSA, DHS or something. If you're really good THEY will recruit YOU.<br>
    Just think about it. Look up the training that you can receive WHILE GETTING PAID for it. <br>
    BTW-The US Navy's Submarine Service has the best food of all of the Services. No lie. It's much better than Bob Evans! Eating well is a part of the job. :) <br>

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    OldER Mycroft

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    santeewelding

    'Cause you are not young enough, nor old enough, to say otherwise.

    In fact, I don't know where you are coming from, and, I don't think you know, either.

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    OldER Mycroft

    If anyone's missing the point, it's you. :^0

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    Ron K.

    ...because I am one.

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    eltonpiko

    you should do something that you enjoy doing and you love.you cant do something that you hate just because your getting well paid you'll soon get tired of it.and you the only one who knows what your good at doing.and you must have a goal where you want to achieve in you career life.

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    zlitocook

    For now try to get a help desk job somewhere. It can get you a foot hold into a company and if you can prove yourself you can be moved into a better job.

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    jgirizarry

    Hi Codie, being an IT Consultant requires more than working with the PC's, or course the expertise will dictate your success, but enroll in your own business will take time, dedication, money, long hours and a lot of PR and networking. The easy part is the computers. Getting clients is difficult and costly, keeping them is a challenge too. I would recommend you becoming a business man in the way you think first, this way you will have the know how to get and keep clients, make strategies to create customer service and marketing. A lot of techs don't have success because they don't know how to treat people, if you do the opposite you will succeed.

    If you want to work for a company, then put all your efforts on getting education, certifications and credentials. Getting the experience is uphill, because nobody wants to open positions for inexperience prospects but applying for low level jobs will get you there eventually.

    Good luck

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    shasca

    Do what is fun,and as they say "you will never work a day in your life".
    Try volunteering at a non-profit agency to see if what think is your calling truly is.


    You can change careers when young much much easier than when you start to get tied down with Family, and debts. So go for whatever......

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    Ron K.

    The job market is pretty horrible, to say the least. You might want to consider what I recommend to young men and women, join the Services. <br>
    People generally just think of the Army, Navy, Air Farce (typo) and Marines while completely forgetting about the Coast Guard. <br>
    Coast Guard personnel get the exact same training/schooling after bootcamp if they have a crossover specialty with the US Navy. That means that if electronics was your field you'd likely study at a Navy school. <br>
    From what I've seen, if you're good at something when you join the service in that field and stay at the top 10% of your class at every level you're offered the best training on the latest equipment. <br>
    In the Coast Guard you're less likely to get your *** shot off than in any of the other Armed Forces, generally speaking. <br>
    Another thing to consider is that the Armed Forces are a career opportunity as well. <br>
    You can save for college or take college courses while you're enlisted.<br>
    I also coach/urge/tell young people that the BEST way to join the Armed Forces is as an officer. Check out the officer candidate programs. If you have a Bachelor's degree and are in good health you may qualify for the OCS (Officer's Candidate School) short-program. <br>
    My uncle was an E-9 in the Coast Guard while also serving as an intelligence officer in the Office of Naval Intelligence and he was a Boatswains Mate! You think of them as just knowing about knots and crap but it's much moire than that. Him and his wife both retired from the Coast Guard, got good government jobs and retired from those too. They call people like that double-dippers, I think. <br>
    No one ever listens to me though. Not yet. They're ignorant. They don't KNOW what the services offer. <br>
    I was just kidding a friend (if he reads this) about the Air Force. They are definitely worth considering too. Their training can translate well into civilian life but you can't slack off. Every person I've ever met from the Air Force was doing their damndest to get ahead, learn more, be somebody. I'm sure that they have their slack-offs too but I've never met one. <br>
    The Armed Forces are becoming more computerized by the minute. If you don't have a criminal record, are good, study hard and get GREAT grades you'd be likely to see systems that the civilian sector won't see for awhile yet. Just one example-the government was into solid-state drives years ago when they cost thousands and thousands. <br>
    If you're good enough, get a bachelors degree while enlisted, you can always join one of the alphabet soup group after your enlistment. I'm talking about the CIA, FBI, NSA, DHS or something. If you're really good THEY will recruit YOU.<br>
    Just think about it. Look up the training that you can receive WHILE GETTING PAID for it. <br>
    BTW-The US Navy's Submarine Service has the best food of all of the Services. No lie. It's much better than Bob Evans! Eating well is a part of the job. :) <br>

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    OldER Mycroft

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    santeewelding

    'Cause you are not young enough, nor old enough, to say otherwise.

    In fact, I don't know where you are coming from, and, I don't think you know, either.

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    OldER Mycroft

    If anyone's missing the point, it's you. :^0

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    Ron K.

    ...because I am one.

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    eltonpiko

    you should do something that you enjoy doing and you love.you cant do something that you hate just because your getting well paid you'll soon get tired of it.and you the only one who knows what your good at doing.and you must have a goal where you want to achieve in you career life.

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    zlitocook

    For now try to get a help desk job somewhere. It can get you a foot hold into a company and if you can prove yourself you can be moved into a better job.

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    jgirizarry

    Hi Codie, being an IT Consultant requires more than working with the PC's, or course the expertise will dictate your success, but enroll in your own business will take time, dedication, money, long hours and a lot of PR and networking. The easy part is the computers. Getting clients is difficult and costly, keeping them is a challenge too. I would recommend you becoming a business man in the way you think first, this way you will have the know how to get and keep clients, make strategies to create customer service and marketing. A lot of techs don't have success because they don't know how to treat people, if you do the opposite you will succeed.

    If you want to work for a company, then put all your efforts on getting education, certifications and credentials. Getting the experience is uphill, because nobody wants to open positions for inexperience prospects but applying for low level jobs will get you there eventually.

    Good luck