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By codfish ·
i'm thinking about going to school for my BS in information technology/management but i know nothing about this field i hear it would be a could choice for me since i like working with my hands/brain i like a challenge. can you help me with alittle info on these topics of the degree also what kind of job future is there in this type of work ,pay.benifits etc jobs in my area pittsburgh pa

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by XpertDragon In reply to career outlooks

Sounds like a good decision to me. Lately, there has been a huge focus on the importance of continued education in the I.T. work field. What is most important, is that YOU will get the most out of it, as well as be able to dedicate the time it takes to finish up a 4 year degree.

I myself have my Bachelors degree in Business Computer systems. It took some time in the beginning of the degree program to realize that the degree was preparing all students for Management, Technology Management, and MIS positions. Be prepared for a lot of theories on how technology should be managed, and how spending and budgets should be used when dealing with entire IT departments. (private or government sectors).

The great thing about the degree youare seeking is that it is broad, and leaves a lot of gaps for future growth as far as training and certifications.

Best of luck with your degree decision!

Paul M. Chavez

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by PENGUINSRULE In reply to career outlooks

It sounds like you really don't know much about the field you are going into. First talk to some application developers about their work, and then talk with some administrators about their work, and see what you like. If you like working with your hands like me, you probably won't want to be a programmer. Each has it's benefits and challenges. For a programmer, I would say that the time pressure is pretty tremendous, and it doesn't stop. For systems people, you have a lot of skills to learn, you are the scapegoat, and you are tied to the pager. I would say that systems people need to be pretty customer oriented though, believe it or not..

It's hard to figure out what someone else wants to do.. Don't just do it for the money, because if you do, you may end up hating what you do.

do what you love, love what you do, and the money will follow, and if it doesn't, at least you won't go to work every day hating your job.

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