Here to learn.. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Techist Forum Information > New Member Introductions
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-23-2014, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
Virgin Techie
 
TheTonyAnderson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 0
Default Here to learn..

Hi, everyone.

My name's Tony and I'm a web designer. I love the work, but I'd like to go into IT. I'm just trying to figure out how to go about it. I'm currently looking at the local college for Computer Information Technology (A.S.).

Any suggestions of what to focus on and/or avoid is greatly appreciated.


Thanks!
__________________

TheTonyAnderson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2014, 02:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,315
Default Re: Here to learn..

Depends on the market in your area really. Lots of database work around DFW, but it changes anytime you go anywhere else.
__________________

__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2014, 06:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
Virgin Techie
 
TheTonyAnderson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PP Mguire View Post
Depends on the market in your area really. Lots of database work around DFW, but it changes anytime you go anywhere else.
I'm hoping the same is true here in Jacksonville, FL. That's really why I'm looking to do something other than web design. Like I said, I love the work and the challenge. But, the money's not really that great. I know I could freelance and charge a premium by the hour, but I need something that's reliable and doesn't involve a 1099 at the end of the year.

Thanks for the input. ☺
TheTonyAnderson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2014, 12:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
Private Joker
 
carnageX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 24,516
Default Re: Here to learn..

Depends on what you want to do mainly. Are you wanting to do networking? Desktop technician? Software development? Database management?
__________________
Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5


If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2014, 11:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
Virgin Techie
 
TheTonyAnderson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carnageX View Post
Depends on what you want to do mainly. Are you wanting to do networking? Desktop technician? Software development? Database management?

Sorry for the delay... I'm leaning toward Software Development. After a few quick searches of online job posting sites, I found quite a few reputable companies in town that are hiring.
TheTonyAnderson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 08:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
The Residential Loon
 
Spud1200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: England, UK
Posts: 2,092
Default Re: Here to learn..

Welcome to the forums. Nice to have you hear.
Spud1200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2014, 09:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
Virgin Techie
 
TheTonyAnderson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spud1200 View Post
Welcome to the forums. Nice to have you hear.
Thanks, Spud. Nice being here.
__________________

TheTonyAnderson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New A+ Certifified Guy here. Always looking for more to learn. USAFsarge New Member Introductions 3 05-06-2012 10:11 AM
What Language To Learn First? Newb Here! joesonlineaucs Programming 17 12-28-2005 10:44 PM
Here a pic for all those UT2k3 players here Harper Off Topic Discussion 15 03-16-2004 11:11 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.