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Where to go from here? (Education/work)

By Kerensky18 ·
Hello;

I'm currently a student at a two-year college. I will be receiving a certificate in Database Administration this June and will receive my AAS in March of 2009. Now I'm trying to figure out where to go from here, I've been a security officer for the last 5 years so I've very little applicable work experience to put on my resume and most of the jobs in my area related to Access and SQL require a BS.

What jobs/work should I be looking into?

Should I continue with security until I've earned my BS degree?

I thank anyone who can help provide some guidence.

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I have always been told "information is worth more than anything",

So (if your budget allows) go into SQL, Access can come second to this, if needed.
Congratulations on your studies though. Hope this helps you. Studying for the information is a pain sometimes but a happy one at the end. So keep on studying.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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by Kerensky18 In reply to I have always been told " ...

Just to give further information:

The certificate and other courses I have taken cover the following:
Asp.net
Heavy focus in the basics of SQL
ER Diagrams
Access
Ajax
LINQ

I believe I have a good base to go off of to learn more, further more I've received a 4.0 in all classes.. My concern though is that I won't be able to find work that is acceptable to new people starting in the industry and the lack of "real-world" experience may hurt me. What type of jobs should I be looking for? Or as I said in my original post should I concentrate on more education?

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by OldER Mycroft In reply to Refining opening post

I suggest that you have a word with your Tutors as they'll have some knowledge of the successes of previous students that have gone out into the big bad world.

I don't favour the 'endless learning' idea. You can end up finding yourself unemployable because ALL you are actually any good at is learning.

There has to come a point where you put what you learn into practice. Experience takes over where classes left off.

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This looks like a "Chicken or the Egg" issue.

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