Posted by: Anonymous
on August 11, 2008 12:39 AM
IT is a big field. Telecoms are dying to find people with networking expertise on site. Linux/Unix support is also very hot. Database is the easiest way that I know of to earn $100,000 U.S. per year. On the other hand, A+ and MCP folks are a dime a dozen. Programming is easy to outsource. It really depends on your specialty.
I teach C++, Linux, A+, and CCNA in high school and college. Successful students are making money hand over fist right out of high school. Others are struggling at Best Buy. A few are earning multiples of my wage (which puts me near the alternative minimum tax limit).
If you read this article and comments you may have the impression that everything IT has dried up or gone overseas. It is simply not that simple. Look at the job sites. What do employers really want? Can you handle the higher wage skills. If so, go for it.