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Mid career crisis-want to change to IT please advice?

By pchk ·
I am 34 yrs old B.Sc graduate from Calcutta,India.I have done my MBA(marketing) from Sikkim Manipal University in distance mode.I have 5 years pharma sales experience as Medical representative but I left it last year.I am totally disgusted with sales.Now I want to get into IT. I have also done a PHP MySQL(covering CSS,basic Javascript,HTML)web development course but not learnt much.I cant program independently but have developed interest in the field.But the pay is very less in PHP. 2ndly I am thinking of a SAS career.I see most people working in clinical research or pharma research field.I am more interested in other fields,But does SAS hold hold any future? Will it be a right choice? Or should i go for CCNA or networking?or Dot Net?Problem is I dont have any Computer Science degrees or a MCA(Master in Computer Applications) or a B.Tech.
I want to go abroad. Which have this fields has future prospects?
There are so many fields but in India age is a constraint!! My father wasted 25k in a SAP course from Futuresoft(kolkata). So pls dont advice me SAP as I couldn't get anything out of it. I cant do a regular B.Tech or MCA with young guys n gals at this age. Add to this my loneliness & I am still a bachelor guy and I want to settle fast.All my peers are married and settled. I feel so depressed at times!!
Pls advice me what are the other options before me & which one should I choose?I am totally confused and feel like I am ruined.

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by databaseben In reply to Mid career crisis-want to ...

my advice is: "FOLLOW THE MONEY"

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by pchk In reply to advice 1

Hi Ben ,What does that mean? Pls explain in detail. Ur answer is quite vague.

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Evaluate your skillset

by TheChas In reply to Mid career crisis-want to ...

You need to start with an honest evaluation of your skills and abilities.

Are you good at math? Writing? Abstract concepts? How about interacting with others and training?

From what you wrote, it sounds like you believe being part of a software team is where you want to be. But, you don't have the skills to do the work.

If you want to be successful in SAP, SAS or PHP, you need to have the base logic and programming skills to write programs on your own. Even as part of a team, you need to be able to pull your weight.

Find a job that you can do well. Then move up the ladder from there.


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by pchk In reply to Evaluate your skillset

Thanks Chas for replying.Then you dont suggest me any of the above fields?

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by pchk In reply to Mid career crisis-want to ...

Hi TheChas, Pls tell me which of the above fields will be good for me?

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