What field should i study to make myself more marketable?

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  1. iamme

    iamme Lifer

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    i graduated college w/ a degree in MIS (management information systems) and i've been job hunting. i'm working a part time job to fill the time and earn money, but i still have lots of free time so i'm thinking of studying something to make myself more marketable. any suggestions on what to get into? i suppose this is the obligatory, "what's hot now?" question.

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  2. pontifex

    pontifex Lifer

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    dunno about anywhere else, but in my area there are tons of openings for J2EE developers
     
  3. LeadMagnet

    LeadMagnet Platinum Member

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    Cisco or SAN certs always help
     
  4. iamme

    iamme Lifer

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    how long does it usually take to get these certifications?

    also, are certifications in general highly regarded these days?
     
  5. Feldenak

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    Do you currently have any certs?
     
  6. pontifex

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    MCSA & MCSE certs aren't. EVeryone has them now.
     
  7. iamme

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    nope. just college degree with very little industry experience.
     
  8. iamme

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    well, if everyone has them....does that diminish their values, thus i shouldn't bother....or should i get them since that's the minimum?
     
  9. Feldenak

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    Well, I would suggest getting your feet wet with either Net+ or Sec+ (or both) then think about the Cisco certs.

    <-- fellow MIS grad
     
  10. gigapet

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    nanotechnology, robotics, genetics everything else is just filler.
     
  11. DougK62

    DougK62 Diamond Member

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    Completely untrue.

     
  12. DigDug

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    Have you thought about pursuing MIS work at a law firm? I know that our law firm and firms around the city are always looking for competent folks in that regard. There seems to be a niche of lawfirm-related MIS guys and they make six figures.

    If you aren't in NYC or some other big city, I'm not sure what the pay scale or job availability would be, but its hopping in NYC.
     
  13. iamme

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    whoa, cool tip, thanks.
     
  14. kranky

    kranky Elite Member

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    I would say security is the hot field at the moment.
     
  15. Staples

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    Healthcare, auto work, insurance...
     
  16. Glavinsolo

    Glavinsolo Platinum Member

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    Security is blowing up, https://www.isc2.org/cgi-bin/index.cgi

    Or go back to school for your MBA. By doing MIS that is one of the purposes of the MIS degree, to bring in managers that are tech savvy.
     
  17. moshquerade

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    male stripper

     
  18. iamme

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    ooooooooh, baby.

    *gyrates hips*
     
  19. pontifex

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    maybe where you live.
     
  20. DivideBYZero

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  21. pontifex

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    :roll:
     
  22. iamme

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    hehe, i laughed :laugh:

    but i'm corny like that :eek:
     
  23. Feldenak

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    Spiffy...my old Oracle instructor at AU co-authored that 2005 Auburn Study. One of the hardest and best professors I ever had (Thomas E. Marshall, PhD.).
     
  24. Dacalo

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    Accounting.

    With your MIS and accounting, you will be very marketable.
     
  25. Feldenak

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    Logistics would be decent as well.