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Old 09-19-2014, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm 45 and I have been teaching mathematics for 13 years and the Air Force for 8 years. I'm burning out of teaching and looking for a new career change. I have worked on computers my whole life, at any given moment i have 3-5 computers I'm fixing for someone. I'm currently studying Ruby and Java programming through Udacity.com. I have spent weeks looking for a Masters degree program. And even longer wondering about certifications. I will be taking my comp-Ti A+ test shortly. I love programming, making websites, just working on computers. What directions can I go? Am I too old? Just want to work with computers for the latter half of my years. Any suggestions would be great and thank you for taking the time to read this. I know this has been discussed in other forums, but I wanted to personalize this one. Obviously I cannot figure this out on my own.

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Old 09-19-2014, 02:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Kinda depends on which direction you'd like to go. Do you want to do more IT-centric tasks, or program? For programming, there's Computer Science and Software Engineering degrees you can go after if you're wanting a degree in something programming related.

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Old 09-19-2014, 02:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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At this point I was thinking between a Masters in Computer Science, or Masters in Data Analytics. Both would probably use my math bachelor's degree a little more than masters in IT
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You could go more specialized as well. My degree was in IT and TBH it had very little IT in it outside of pseudocode and a little Java.

BTW I am 46 and you are not too old.

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