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    It's gotten to the point where I need to throw myself back into school of some kind for something practical because I've been out of work for about 4 months and I don't see anything changing. I was thinking about some kind of computer/tech degree/certificate. I need something that's going to get me a job that's going to allow me to support myself and pay off my massive student loans (for a useless film degree I never even finished), preferrably something that requires a minimum of customer service skills. I was wondering if anyone else has gone to any kind of tech school, what your experiences have been like, how easy finding a job has been, what different kinds of paths are available, is it rewarding, is pay sufficient, etc.?

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    what sucks is nowadays almost everything requires some "customer service" in the job....customer service wouldn't be so bad if people didn't suck so much....I work in hotels....
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    become a fortran programmer.

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    become a fortran programmer.
    pascal
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    milk the system.
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    go to mi and get a degree in music business or recording

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    wyoming tech, work on cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    It's gotten to the point where I need to throw myself back into school of some kind for something practical because I've been out of work for about 4 months and I don't see anything changing. I was thinking about some kind of computer/tech degree/certificate. I need something that's going to get me a job that's going to allow me to support myself and pay off my massive student loans (for a useless film degree I never even finished), preferrably something that requires a minimum of customer service skills. I was wondering if anyone else has gone to any kind of tech school, what your experiences have been like, how easy finding a job has been, what different kinds of paths are available, is it rewarding, is pay sufficient, etc.?
    Most employers care about experience more than certification up until a certain point. Certification is more for advancement within the IT careers.

    Getting your MCSA is pretty easy if you've worked with Windows 2003 servers, at all.

    Getting your CCNA is pretty easy if you've worked with Cisco routers, as all.

    If you haven't, then the exams will be harder.

    Just look to see what jobs are available in your area, and see what employers are looking for. Cater to what seems to be a popular desire.
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    Nursing.


    This is not a joke by the way; nurses make great money and work whenever they want. Plus, I'd love to see you in the little white hat.
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    working in higher education, it sounds like you really just need a certificate program or a trade school. as much as having a bachelors can be helpful, it's a lot of time that you probably don't want to invest, especially since the majority of bachelor's degrees are general enough that unless you're studying engineering or something, it's not like you're guaranteed much better out of university. most bachelor's just don't offer a specific, marketable skill set. they mainly just prove you can accomplish something over an extended period of time.

    as far as trade schools, i don't have any good recommendations other than make sure it's something you are actually interested in before investing money or starting classes. don't just say "hey, computers seem cool" and dive right in. do some personal education on these subjects, maybe reading some intro books at the library or something to be sure you can in fact imagine yourself doing the job.

    also, i imagine you must be an ok typist if you're on here all day, ever think of court reporting? people are always telling me to do that and i don't think it's too hard to get certified. plus it would be fairly minimal in responsibility. along with the TTY or whatever the typing for the deaf program is called.

    best of luck
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    pascal
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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    Nursing.

    This is not a joke by the way; nurses make great money and work whenever they want. Plus, I'd love to see you in the little white hat.
    This is a good idea, but where did you hear that nurses get to work whenever they want?
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    don't forget the drugs!
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    Depending on what kind of nurse you are it's very easy to set your own schedule/determine how many months per year you work/etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miscorrections View Post
    Depending on what kind of nurse you are it's very easy to set your own schedule/determine how many months per year you work/etc.
    Ah, this may be true. The only nurses I know are ER nurses and this is not the case with most of them. Their control over their schedule is based on seniority.
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    I don't know offhand which offer the freedom but there's a ton of options in nursing. I'd do it if I didn't mind cleaning up people's shit, but I do. Plus I'd have a hard time not snapping back at the doctors.
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    Nursing is out, but thanks for the suggestion. I hate hospital and nursing homes (mom has worked as an activities director my whole life, so I was exposed to them a lot as a kid), not to mention people already kind of disgust me.

    A career in sound would be something I might be into, obviously being a music geek/frequent concert goer. Even in film school, I was kind of interested in sound editing. But is there really much work these days?

    I'll look into that court reporting thing. Minimal in responsibility is definitely something I'm looking for in a job. I'm not really trying to get into something that requires a 4 year bachelors or anything. My aim isn't to find something to do for the rest of my life. I just need something that's going to allow me to support myself over the next couple of years while I work out what I really want to do with my life/become a little more stable/move out of Ohio and to a real city again.

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    Nurses are in great demand all over the world and have been for years, but it's fucking HARD WORK. My mom did it for 30 years. But you'd always have a job somewhere.
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    i fucking hate women with their lives together who try and help other people. where are the needy bitches at?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post

    A career in sound would be something I might be into, obviously being a music geek/frequent concert goer. Even in film school, I was kind of interested in sound editing. But is there really much work these days?
    theres tons of work

    live sound
    music recording
    audiobook recording
    radio soundboard engineer
    film recording
    voice acting recording

    all kinds of shit

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSwan View Post
    This is a good idea, but where did you hear that nurses get to work whenever they want?
    My best friend is a nurse. She makes her own schedule. SHe works in a hospital but not in the ER. She works in medsurge so she has to deal with a lot of junkies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coofal View Post
    assembly
    assembly is still used by some companies. same with fortran.

    pascal's deader than it was useless
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    Get a degree in creative writing with a minor in anthropology. It's working out so far, because my dentist offered me a job as assistant dentist... Or maybe it was assistant to the dentist? Either way, the crw and anth route was fun times.
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    Weird, I majored in anthropology with minors in photography and creative writing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSwan View Post
    Weird, I majored in anthropology with minors in photography and creative writing.
    You should have done it the other way around and became a dentist.
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    I try to be politically pc more than most here: As a dude, anyone who could put a shark up a gals pc body, is pretty creepy, different and interesting. Just saying big time ..... cr****

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    a fast and short career

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorkfish View Post
    assembly is still used by some companies. same with fortran.
    some of the legacy shit at my work has fortran components.

    i saw some assembly code once. fuck that.

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    I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that.
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