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I’m a software professional with over 21 years of programming experience in C++, Visual Basic, and a bit of Java. For the last 7 years I’ve been the Director of Software Development at my organization as well as taking on non-lead development roles. I’m in my mid-40’s, and make a very good wage (at least in my opinion),but worked my way up with only an Associate’s degree.
A couple of years ago, I thought it was time to add the “piece of paper” to my resume, since the thought of being 50 and looking for a job without one didn’t seem fun. I’m three classes away from a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix. I have to admit that I had thought that it wasn’t a “real” school at first, but I’ve learned quite a bit, and their team-oriented focus has furthered my skills in team interaction and management…an essential skill for nearly any IT team lead or managerial position. It has broadened my experience in many areas, and I already know from experience that I can compete favorably with most of the “highly educated” in the field.
As I’m considering the move forward with my education, I was wondering what the perceptions of my Bachelors degree might be in the “field” (not only the degree itself, but the University), and what type of Masters program (and from what type of school) might be the best move.