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Transitioning to IT from other Career?

By aliciabyer ·
Hi everyone, I'm new here, I'm just trying to gather information about the possibility of transitioning to IT from my current career.

I've always been interested in computers - I programmed simple things in BASIC and built websites as a kid and always tinkered around with things (not at a very advanced level). My primary passion was music though, and I have a bachelors and have almost completed my masters in music composition. I worked in tech support (very basic help desk and network stuff) all through college and my undergrad degree is technically in electronic media – I took courses in electronics (including soldering/building circuits), recording, classical and contemporary electronic music (working with analog modular synths and contemporary production). I took programming classes in college, but all related to musical programming languages (max/MSP, supercollider) and I found the higher-level programming really difficult, so I'm not sure I really have what it takes to be a developer.

Since that time, I've been working on a Masters in music composition, which is all in classical composition, so not much technical crossover there, and I currently work an administrative job in a college Development department doing data entry in their database.

I'm just wondering if there is any real possibility of me being able to transition to IT and what the best route might be. I think I could pass some of the CompTIA tests if I studied. Would that be enough to start applying to basic help desk jobs? What other areas might be suitable for my background? Any constructive advice would be very helpful :) Thank you.

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