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Let's have a /g/ career thread.

>Education
>Experience
>Current job title
>Current salary
>bonus: state/country

I'm fresh out of high school and got a job at a computer shop deleting viruses off of old people's porn machines. I like the idea of sticking with computers as a career but I'm trying to figure out where specifically to go from here.
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how do you mess around with people's operating systems?
do you just like ask their passwords at the start or is there some system that repair shops use?
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>>51479688
Ask password.

In 95% of cases its trivial to circumvent a password but it makes everyone's lives easier to just get the password from the get-go and do everything above-board.
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>associate's degree
>8 yrs
>""systems engineer""
>$42k
>Florida

It's not too bad. I have a handful of useless certs but I'm realizing my technical skills are getting rusty. Most my my current work involves making sure clients are happy and managing a small group of techs to solve issues for our clients. The clients we service are primarily small to medium sized businesses like law offices, construction and architecture firms, etc.
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You've made a thread about careers. Great. However, you seem to have posted an image with shit cable management, cables that lead to literally nowhere, and a man crimping an already crimped CAT cable. Please delete the thread and try again.
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>no degree
> 4 years
> software engineer
> 115k
> dc

it's dope i just party all the time and have plenty of cash for fun shit
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>>51480817

calling bullshit desu. shill/10 made me respond
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>>51479841
which useless certs?
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>>51479641

>Education
A.S. - Network and System Administration
B.S. - IT Management

>Experience
3 Years SysAdmin

>Current job title
System Administrator

>Current salary
47,000

>bonus: state/country
Los Angeles
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>>51481097
Age ?
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education: BA in anthro, pursuing a PhD in CS
experience: some tech support for my undergrad university. sold vacuums door to door briefly (but i don't tell people about this). did some archaeology digs. internship at MSR
current job title: PhD student
salary: ~24k/year (I guess more with the internships over the summer)
state/country: CA/US
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>>51481097
Why even work for such shit money money in LA. How do you afford anything?
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A.S. Networking and Information Systems
B.S. Technology
M.S. Half way though MIS

6 Years of full time IT experience
IT Specialist
40k
Toledo, OH

According to pay scale I am under paid by 7k - 10k. I've fucked up a few times and have a bit of a criminal record (no felonies) but I am afraid to look for a new job as I don't want to get let down.
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BS ECE
None
NEET
$0 annually, no benefits
AZ, USA

At least the hours are good.
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>>51481340
>ECE
why u neeet
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>>51481181
24
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Associates Degree in Networking
6 Years in IT
IT Support Specialist
50k
Michigan
25 Years Old
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>>51481220
Working in Higher Ed, getting a shit ton of experience and super great training. also the place is SUPER chill
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>>51479641
BS Computer Science
1.5 years
(Associate) Software "Engineer"
$74k/annum
Pennsylvania
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>>51479841
>8 yrs
>42k
Holy shit ask for a raise
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>Education
BSc. Computer Information Science (Security Emphasis) - Final Year

>Experience
A few data entry positions in the past.
Currently a freelance web developer.

>Current job title
N/A

>Current salary
$0

>bonus: state/country
Jamaica.

Moving to Canada when I graduate. Hide yo' wife.
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>dual electrical & computer engienering undergrad
>2 years out of school but programming since 5th grade or so
>software engineer
>115k + ~20-30k bonuses
>seattle, wa
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No degree
Been coding 15 years and diy shit
Working for grow facilities setting up hardware software etc for all monitors
200k about yearly. I work hourly
Colorado. Oregon. Washington
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No degree
3 years
QA Automation Engineer
$85k
Boston area
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Webdev for 4 years
Northwest USA
some college, no degree
$40-50/hr self-employed

Work with several small businesses who need webdev work. Keep me comfortably employed but laziness and depression means I don't bill 40+ hours a week.

Benefits are costing me more and more every year, and I can't get full time employment. Get interviewed but never hired. Keep on being told I'm not a "good fit". Fuck, at least say we want someone more senior or something that doesn't make me hate myself.
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>>51479973
It's a stock photo.
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>Education
2 Yr Vocational Training IT (Bullshit)

>Experience
1 Yr Sys Admin

>Salary $52k

>Age 24

>Kansas City
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>>51479641
>BS in MIS and logistics
>Two years of work, part in systems implementation and part in ERP implementation
>Systems Analyst
>$70K USD / yr
>Texas, USA

Not too bad IMO. Sometimes it's mentally engaging, sometimes it's a pain in the ass dealing with autistic business partners who have an aversion to any technological change because

>weve alwayz dun it dis way mane

but overall it's a nice job. I'd like to go towards a technical specialization, a sort of systems architect or something. Management just involves shitting on drones and getting shat on by upper management.
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>>51479973
Maybe he just finished crimping it, and he's really excited the phase is correct.
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>>51479641
>alot of people here earning under 100K a year.
what is the tech career that earns the big bucks
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>>51481599
Software engineering, electrical engineering. Keep in mind that costs of living vary from place to place. $100K in DC or NYC is like $40K in Nebraska.
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how the fuck are you people paid so little
i literally do basic php shit and make 80k + bonus and i live in suburb middle america (shit is cheap)

learn how to interview
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>>51481599
IT is VERY dependent on where you live. 100k+ salaries are unheard of some place, and they considered bases salaries elsewhere.
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>>51481667
then fucking enlighten us
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What can I do as IT/sysadmin stuff to make 100k+ in Los Angeles? Devops? Sr Linux Admin?
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>>51481667

You have billion years of experience, perfect techinal skills, have a degree, and be a extrovert to get a high paying job.
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>>51481877
>tfw i had basically no experience and my technical skills were merely adequate (but yes, i had a degree, because i wasn't stupid enough to believe /g/ when they said degrees were obsolete), and being marginally personable was enough to get a good job

being a parrot for(/stereotype of) /g/'s autism prevents you from getting a good, high-paying job. avoid taking the retards on this board seriously and you'll start doing better.
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>>51481765
Fuck the right people
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>>51481915
I don't know where you managed to find a technical job without experience. Most Employers will put your resume in the trash without it. A lot of people struggled finding jobs because they didn't have a internship.

In addition you have to be prepare for technical interviews, where you must either take tests or answer random questions on the spot of a interview. Know where to find job isn't easy because you must complete 100s of people at once.
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>>51479641
>Currently in school
>6 mo. Jr. Web Dev
>Jr. Web Dev/Drupal Spec.
>$20/hr
>murica
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>>51482062
i always read this shit online but i never ran into any issues getting my first jobs. Yes i stretched the truth and said I knew more things than I did, and Im really personable (i have to try hard, im not naturally an extrovert).

i am >>51481667 and maybe its because im a white man, which is how reddit responded, but i found an intro job 2 years ago making 17 an hour, and now, like i said, make 80k doing not really tough stuff. My boss of course has me learning stuff, which I can't complain. Trying to learn the MEAN stack as we speak.

Search the internet for sample interview questions and talk through them online. On your cover letter, emphasize that you want to learn more, that you are career focused, and are passionate about technology. Make sure to learn about the company and what they do, be ready to make your own suggestions and ABSOLUTELY ask questions. Ask a lot of questions, sound interested, make eye contact.

Also, dont have pink hair. Make sure you're clean shaved and dressed professionally. I'm in Utah, and I wear a CTR ring (mormon thing) even though Im not really a mormon.
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>>51481389
Im about t9 graduate highschool soon and i really wanna get into that field im also from michigan what would you suggest i do straight outta highschool
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>>51482154
not him but get your A+ and Net +, those are really easy, just buy the mike meyers books on amazon, they're like 30 each. tests are 300 each

that should be enough to get your 40k a year, after that get your CCNA, a little bit more tough but that puts your salary up to around 60. VCP-DCV is a great cert to have these days, its expensive but if you're working as a ccna network tech, sometimes the companies will pay for it. VCP certs get you around 80-90k with 3 years experience.

Thats a pretty good path for the future, once you get there you'll know what you're doing, best of luck
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>No comp sci degree
>4 years
>Self employed Systems Administrator
>~70k-100k depending on how much I work
>Vancouver, Canada

Don't go to university, its a waste of money and time.
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>>51482062
most autistic people seem to have a higher sense of self than they should - they think they deserve to be in some middle management or upper management admin role. you don't get to start there, and you certainly don't deserve to end up there just on the basis of your self-evaluation. you have to start at an entry level.

keep this in mind, start humble, and you'll do fine.
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>>51482154
Get a job work at any tech company, doing anything. And job hop your way up.
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Do people really give a fuck if I job hop from a shitty position to less shitty in a short timeframe?
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>>51482441
what? no. upward movements are fine. the only objectively bad things on a resume are
- long stints of nothingness
- lots of horizontal moves (especially across multiple companies)

you could argue that a lot of worthless certs are bad, but that depends on whether that's 90% of your resume or not. people will just ignore a laundry list of worthless certs if you have an otherwise substantial resume (note that i'm not saying all certs are worthless; just that a list of the worthless garbage ones is not going to help you much)
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PSA: Don't don't write shitty code in interviews!!

I can't believe I even have to say this, but I'm interview people and 9/10 of you faggots do this.

>muhmuhmuh it doesn't have to be high quality, it's just for this interview

Nigger do you really think I need some code that can determine the winner in a game of poker right this minute?!

I'm trying to find out if you can write high quality, modular, testable, extensible software that resolves my problems in an effective way.

You just writing some shitty 20 line main method that can't be tested or reused for shit does not help that.

If in doubt, just fucking ask. Clarifying requirements would be part of your fucking job anyways. Just say "hey, do we want this production quality or are you just interested in the algorithmical aspect of this?"
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>>51482465
Well, I don't have very much experience at all, but I have no stints of unemployment or history of horizontal moves.

Currently I'm a part-time junior sysadmin making $10/hour in addition to doing retail sales part time, looking to get some basic certs and move up.
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Any hardware/computer engineer fa/g/s here?
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Hey guys, im just getting out of high school and i dont know what to study.
The only thing i love is that i fucking love computers and i want to dedicate my life to it, i would love to work on servers or working on computer hardware.
What is the best career related to it?
Thanks in advice!
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Does electromechanical eng. Worth it?
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>Education
No Degree, Ruby on Rails Boot Camp
>Experience
Been coding since 19 on and off
>Current job title
Software Developer for Insurance Company
>Current salary
47k plus benefits
>bonus: state/country
Texas

Like the other anon said here, it's pretty hard to introduce new ideas because most people here think "it just works" when it comes to technology.

Most likely going to quit in September and move to Seattle.
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>>51479641
Basically same as you aside from being somewhat linux certified and not being fresh out of hs
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>>51479641
>Education
vocational school
>Experience
3 years otj
>Current job title
search engine evaluator
>Current salary
$28,000
>bonus: state/country
oklahoma, USA

haven't been able to get another IT job since getting laid off from my last one so now i'm sucking the google teet.
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>>51479641

>Education
Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

>Experience
Web Dev Internship through a local employer

>Current job title
Graduate Software Engineer

>Current salary
$63,000-$66,000 dollary doos (depending if I hit by targets)

>bonus: state/country
Australia
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Diploma in systems administration
4 months on the job
IT Engineer (HR term for sys/network admin)
48,000 CAD
BC/Canada
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I plan on getting a BAS degree in IT. Do something like network administration afterwards. I keep hearing I should do MIS instead but business calc and finite math scare the hell out of me.

Seem like a good plan?
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>>51479641
Freshman in Computer Science
Almost a year
Front-End Developer
Nothing (Is a school project where we can get experience doing real projects in a company made by students, non profit).
Brazil
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NEET
E
E
T
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MSc
TA
NEET
0
Australia
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>>51479641
BS Computer Science
2 CS internships
Software Engineer
$105k
NYC, US
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>>51482145
It has nothing to do with being a white male, if anything you are at a disadvantage due to diversity quotas.

Losers just want an excuse to blame all their failures on.
>shit at job
>no skills
>shit at talking to people
>FUCKING WHITE PEOPLE DID THIS TO ME!!!!
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College drop out
15 years or so
Guitar Technician
Enough to get by.
murrika

I'd hate any job I had. Just waiting to either die or lose everything then die.
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>>51484152
Are there many software jobs in Australia? I'm an electrical engineer and I'd like to get into the software field. I just don't have a real lot of pure software experience, or if there's even that many jobs out there.
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>>51479641
>Dipl. System/Network Administration, B.Sc Computer Science
>2 years
>Systems Analyst
>80k
>Canada
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>BSE, MS in CS. (State school, scholarship.)
>About ten years, four and a half at my current job.
>Site Reliability Engineer.
>115k
>California
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>>51485403
There are a few in the big cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane) but good luck getting them. You gotta know someone.

Bachelor software engineering
Couple if years contracting for peanuts
Soldier
$60000
Australis
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>Education
A level computing: D
BTEC IT: Pass
Level 2 Java: Merit

>Experience
Sweet F A

>Job title
N/A

>Salary
£0

>Country / County
UK / Wiltshire

Looking for an apprenticeship with QA
I'm probably going to flip burgers until I die
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IT Support apprentice
School
Leicestershire
£9k
18
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Can an electrical engineer/computer engineer degree fetch you a sysadmin job?
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>>51485699
Do you have experience? I work with a comeng graduate, he started as a board repair guy, then a code monkey.
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Are engineers welcome or only cs shit?
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>>51485736
Software Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Computer Engineers are fine. No engineers that have nothing to do with tech like civil engineers though.
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>Associates Degree
>2 Years
>Junior Network Administrator
>$52 000
>Canada
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>>51482335
moving there soon with a $92k salary. Is that enough to live on a decent level and spare some money in downtown?
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>>51482335
lets go for coffee.

tell me how to do this shit
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>>51479641
>Dropped out of high-school
>lol
>Not-really-employed meme life, i manage a website & data at a friend's real estate agency , meanwhile till i get money for a workstation I do boring (like: web dev-ing , trying to get some bounties with web vulnerabilities) and learning for my little secret project.
>500$/month + 300-1000 Eur depending on customer's website project (Usually 1/2 projects/month) + extra shit if i find a website with bounty program (luck needed)
>Romania
>19
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>>51485940
DESIGNATED SHITTING STREETS
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>>51485884
You need business skills, charisma, and people skills to pull of shit like that. Also some cash you can afford to risk to get yourself out there and register a company. I doubt you have any of this.
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>none
>4 years helpdesk/desktop support/NOC stuff
>NOC engineer
>$43k
>Texas
>>
>Education
BEng in Electric and Electronics
>Experience
Started last September
>Current job title
Graduate Engineer, I work in the automotive industry
>Current salary
£27K or 40.9K $
>bonus: state/country
United Kingdom, Birmingham

My salary looks pretty low compared to so of you faggots in the US of A but I guess I have only just started?

I like my job so far, so no real worries.
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Anyone have the oracle exam dump?
>>
>none
>I don't remember anymore
>expert knob operator
>50 something a week
>
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>High school
>15years
>IT-manager
>4200€
>Nordic
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>>51486375
I have no bait image, so here's your reply.
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>>51479641
>currently finishing university, Computer Science Bsc, will get CCNA next year
>1.5 yr (internship)
>IT Intern
>4.1k $
>Hungary
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>>51485403
Best of luck for your job searches. As long as you are keen and have a good personality it can get you far.

For me, I applied to about 25 different companies. From those I got about 15 interviews then 5 followup interviews. Only 1 offer (that I took) while another had me and 4 other people compete for 3 places out of state. Because I already accepted the first offer I withdrew from the second company (even though i liked them more).
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>Education
University college.
>Experience
5 years professional
>Current job title
Software engineer
>Current salary
€ 48k
>bonus: state/country
The Netherlands
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>>51486635
>University college
is a meme.
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>>51483744
First, checked. Second, stop posting like a faggot. Finally, check out different certificate programs at your local community college and see if they can roll into an AS degree. You could get a cert and a help desk job pretty quickly and figure out what you really want to specialize in. After that you have plenty of options, finish AS degree and get a better job, finish AS and get a BS degree, maybe even grad schooling some day.

There is no "best" computer related career, so start small and figure out what you enjoy the most.
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>Education
TAFE (Au community college)
>Experience
5 years Linux sysadmin
>Current job title
Network Engineer
>Current salary
60k AUD
>bonus: state/country
n/a
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>>51479641
>technical diploma
>under 1 year
>player/tech support for a games company
>25k
>BC

The game industry fucks ppl so hard. I can't do this forever. I want to get into analytics, but I'm not sure where to begin without going back to school, which I can't afford
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>>51486715
It's a university of applied sciences but since it's >appliedsciences I didn't want to call it a full-fledged university. So I went for university college. I hope you understand, anon.
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>>51486842
In that case:

>Hogeschool
>Professional

pick one.
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>>51485994
keep meme-ing my friend;

On the serious note, it's really sad that indian is the second language most spoken in Microsoft, it used to be romanian.

Not to mention the fucking (not even spaghetti) poo code those indians write down...
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>Education
Still studying law in the 3rd year.
>Experience
some short term internships in the IT, last 1 1/2 years working at a small hardware manufacturer.
>Current job title
Data Security Officer and technical support
>current salary
10€/h because that way i don't have to pay taxes. nevertheless paid way too low.
>country
Germoney
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>>51481097
WGU?
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>>51486749
fuck all job security, get out while you can't

trust me
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>BS in CS
>~1.5 years
>Software Engineer
>$55k
>Virginia

i'm underpaid, i know. hopefully will be making 85k in a few months (new job)
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Electronics diploma
10 years
Product Owner
120k
Australia
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>>51481464
What do you mean grow facilities?
>>
No degree
IT professional since 1997
Senior engineer
$112k + MBO + Profit sharing
DC area


>>51483744
If you want to work with servers get on the cloud engineering path. Everything is moving that direction. In 10 years the sysadmin role will look much different than today since much of the things we do will be provided aaS instead of hosted on prem. I anticipate that as we see internet bandwidth cheapen and network bandwidth increase you'll see even storage and VDI move off prem.

A real game changer will be once we start seeing affordable 10Gb switches. Like when Netgear and Linksys start making $100 8 port unmanaged 10GbE switches. It'll drive down the price of 40/100gig and L2ME may make more sense for businesses. I don't think anyone expected. 1GbE to be leader for so long. I remember when I had 1GbE switched network at home and I'd have people fighting over who got to move into my empty room.
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>>51481445
I too live in a third world country. How can i get into freelancing?
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>>51479641
>Bachelor's of Science: Management
>2+ Full-Time years, + 4 years part time/full time on Help Desk
>Help Desk and Network Engineer
>45k+bonus, approx. 50k
>NYC/NY
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>>51480817
>DC
>115
>no degree
calling bullshit. where do you work?
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>>51479641
Education: HS
Experience: 2y
Title: IT Specialist
Salary: $50k
Country: US
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Education: BA in Studio Art, BA in Business, BA in Marketing
Experience: 1.5 Years
Title: Software Developer (MEAN stack)
Salary: $45k
Country: SC, USA

I'm hoping to start my own business and I love the technology, so its a good place to start. Self-taught and got lucky.
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>>51488046
You know what he means
>WEEED
>>
>>51479641
DATAMINING THREAD
YOU WONT GET MY DATA OP YOU KIKE.
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> Two-year liberal arts degree, 3.5 years BS-CS, dropped out final year to take full-time position
> Just passed the five year mark at my company; before that I worked some odd-jobs as a teenager for local businesses, repairing POS systems and designing websites and stuff
> Network Security Engineer
> $48k + benefits (including two expense-paid conferences like Defcon)
> 23yo in idaho
>>
>>51479641
>>51479641

>Education
B.S in IT got in December 2013, no certs
>Experience
2-3 years, one internship another I got fired from a month in this was a month after I graduated family friend got it for me very awkward to see this person now. After that took some time off and found a service desk job making like 14/hr on contract then moved on to a better paying job as a direct hire
>Current job title
IS Help Desk Support I
>Current salary
19/hr, or 40k before taxes
>bonus: state/country
Midwest

Lucky you OP didn't even occur to me I could do this as a career until I hit my sophomore year in college
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>>51488816
>50k
>NYC
how you even afford shit?
>>
>>51489887
> signing bonus at the job was to pay off my student loans, so the only debt I have is my car

Housing is cheap af here too

feels good man
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>Education
Uni dropout, was pursuing CS

>Experience
Starbucks
Helpdesk (x3)
Sysadmin
Freelance dev
Startup (CTO I guess)
Consultant

>Current job title
coder4hire

>Current salary
Hard to quantify, as income isn't monthly. The past few years might average to high six figures.

>bonus: state/country
'Murica
>>
>>51479641
>Education
MSc in computer science
>Experience
~2.5 years as a C++ programmer full-time
~2 years of doing part-time programming before that
>Current job title
PhD student
>Current salary
450k NOK a year
>country
Norway
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>>51488847
I'm not that anon but if he's got a clearance that's normal money here.
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>>51486110
Where in TX? Do NOCs ever take people without experience if they have certs? I'd really like to get an overnight shift at a NOC.
>>
>>51490243
hvor studere du? Studerer for oyeblikket ved UiA
>>
>>51481599
100K forwhat in NY
>>
>Education
Level 3 IT Apprenticeship. QCF or something
>Experience
2 years working as IT Support.
>Current job title
IT Technician
>Current salary
£15K
>bonus: state/country
UK. Born in Middlesbrough, working in York.
>>
>3rd year at college
>1 year web dev full time during a gap year, lots of other random shit
>"Programmer" but i mostly do front-end and sometimes tech support
>25k
>US
>>
>>51479641
>Some college/Marine Corps
>Almost a year in the Corps now, still in training
>2841 Ground Radio Repair
>Shit
>US/California
>>
>Education
Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology
>Experience
~1 year in various menial jobs
>Current job title
Tyre technician
>Current salary
~11 euros per hour
>bonus: state/country
Europoor

I hate my dead end job. I can't get work in IT (except tech support) because I'm not connected and don't have friends in the right places. no matter, I will become a NEET welfare parasite soon.
>>
>>51482154
reported for underage
>>
>>51486716
>First, checked. Second, stop posting like a faggot

lmao lmao lmao lmao

reddit, reported
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>>51479641

>Education
High school diploma. Currently in capstone class for my AA in network admin
>Experience
Nothing IT related on the books. Been fixing, building, and running servers/pcs since I was 17
>Current job title
Warehouse worker (lol). I work for a major American car company. We ship parts to every auto dealership and private stores like Autozone in the entire east coast.
>Current salary
$19.50/hour. Will got to $30/hour within the next 4 years. Full paid benefits
>bonus: state/country
NJ/USA

I pay $70 a month in union dues, but get freat money, benefits, and bonuses. Company also gives me $5k yearly for school.

>tfw I'll bust my ass to get my AA, BA and possibly even MBA, then end up continuing to work in this warehouse because the pat and benefots are too good to leave.

There ar1eworse fates I suppose.
>>
>>51490915
>15k
Are you still applying mate?

That's a propper mcsalary
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>>51479641
>Education
Bachelors in Computer & Electrical Engineering

>Experience
Just school

>Current job title
Systems Engineer

>Current salary
57k

>bonus: state/country
Missouri

Just got the job, pretty excited, starting in the beginning of January.
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>>51479641
currently studying a 5 year sysadmin course in technical college, 3½ years in.
it's pretty cool, you have 10 weeks of high-intensity school once a year with every subject lasting 1-3 weeks and (mostly) teach you enough to get a cert in that subject afterwards.
the rest of the year is spent working.

the only problems are the rusty teachers

>education: datatechnician
>experience: 3½ years
>current title: sysadmin apprentice
>salary: 34k
>denmark
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>>51479641 (OP)
>Education
>lol wat

>Experience
~12 years freelance/consulting/family+friend tech bitch
~5 years sysadmin

>Current job title
sysadmin

>Current salary
~$75,000 USD

>bonus: state/country
TX, USA

>bonus2: age
28yo
>>
>>51491497
>Nothing IT related on the books
Don't ever say that

>Been fixing, building, and running servers/pcs since I was 17
I call this "freelance IT work" or "consulting". Ever fix $someguys PC for $20? That's experience lad
>>
>>51490492
UiO
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>>51489995
Wow man, that's actually really great. Congratulations.
>>
>>51489954
I can't. Do you live in NYC?
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>>51479973
Are you genuinely autistic?>>51479973
>>
>no degree but enough credits for a fucking masters, they just don't fit together to form a coherent major and minor
>3 years
>Service technician
>$30k after taxes
>>
>>51491240
Stop being a negative faggot about it.

>I can't get work in IT (except tech support)
Then do helpdesk for a little while, then apply at an MSP or to back to school.

>I'm not connected and don't have friends in the right places
This is a bullshit excuse. Sure some people have great networking or whatever but it's like saying "I can't go to college because I wasn't born rich". Shut the fuck up and try man. I have no formal education, and no "friends in the business" and I was able to work my way into a sysadmin position making good money. Try harder man.
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>>51492719
>I did this to myself
>wahhh

Really though, good luck!
>>
>>51492763

Not even complaining, the job's kinda fun and for my country I make middle class wages.
>>
/k/ here, considering a career change. How much is a CISSP worth?
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>tfw went the programmer route but now I want to be a sysadmin
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>>51492880
Sysadmins are dying, bruh.
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>>51492911
DevOps is just a fancy sysadmin, and those are in high demand.
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>>51479641
>>Education
Junior in college atm as an EE/CE

>>Experience
Outside of fast food and call centers, I recently had a research position and now I'm am intern at Textron.

>>Current job title
Intern engineer.

>>Current salary
Interns only get $18/hour. Kind of a drag, but it'll be much better once I get hired.

>>bonus: state/country
I'm from Oklahoma, but I'm interning in Witchita, Kansas.
>>
>>51488701
sauce?
>>
>>51492962
>fancy sysadmin
In the sense that programming is fancy data entry, where the data happens to be code
>>
>>51492993
Amelia Wang facial abuse
>>
>>51490288
Getting a clearance without without a degree is pretty fucking hard.

What company would support you?
>>
BSc CS
2y
database analyst
10k
eastern europe
>>
>>51492636
Does "freelance consulting" count for anything when an employer sees it on a resume? Granted I plan to get my BA and aeveral certs before i start looking for an IT job in earnest.

I mean I've done work ranging from building several office computers at once, like a small fleet for an accounting company. To building $3k+ X99 based builds for work stations.

On my own time and out of personal interest I've been using a personal server as a VPN, playing with VMs etc. Both in Linux and windows.

Before getting hired at my current warehouse job I applied to geek squad. Had an informal interview with their main manager because he just happened to be there. After talking to me for about 20 minutes, he said they dont hire without a degree, but even without a degree or certs, I'm over qualified and would intimidate his associate manager.
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>Education
Basic Computer Schience
>Experience
3 years
>Current job title
Selling and repairing computers and accesoires in a computer shop
>Current salary
€800 a month
>bonus: state/countr
The Netherlands


It's nice work. Wish it would pay more.
21/yo here,
>>
>>51494079
You're getting ripped off brah, a friend of mine is working as an assistant cook in Amsterdam and makes €1200/mo base salary (overtime is quite a bit more). And he moved there from Greece less than 2 years ago.
>>
>Bachelors in General Studies w/ emphasis in CS
>2 years
>Software Engineer
>58k
>USA

I was a CS major up until school finally killed me. Said fuck it and just graduated. Its nice having experience when the actual CS grads have 0 so its easy to find jobs. Degrees don't mean shit unless you got experience.
>>
>Education
none, lol
>Experience
2.5 yr
>Current job title
Web Developer
>Current salary
3.5k pln (~$877) / mo
>bonus: state/country
po(or)land
>>
>>51494270
Salary is just over minimum wage. I work 4 days. it's not that bad, not great eiter. Still living at home so I have like 200 left over each month.
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>2 years local community college in HVAC with a few IT classes scattered in
>6 months in the hvac field and 6-8 years tinkering with computers at home
>HVAC tech
>40k/yr
>Virginia - burgerland

pic unrelated
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>>51492852
You have to be responsible for a companies data security for 5 years and get sponsered by a current CISSP before you can take the test.
>>
>>51493380
I didn't have any issues. I had 10 years experience at the time. If you're the right person they'll jump on it. It's always been for supplementary roles. We already have a guy. Get him cleared so he can work it.
>>
>>51494658
>ten years experience

That explains it actually. Thought you were fresh out of highschool or something.
>>
>>51494678
Fuck no. Don't go in for an SSBI with college in the period they ask questions about. It's just a bad idea.
>>
>>51481479
>QA Automation Engineer
>no degree

So you're an 'engineer' in the same way a 'sales engineer' is an engineer.
>>
>>51494732
>getting all wrapped up over the use of the "engineer" maymay word
literally autism
>>
University
Information and Software project Management
>Experience
IT support ;_;
€12/hour
NL
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>Education
MS Applied Informatics
>Experience
8 months or so
>Current job title
Sysadmin, but I have to some easy peasy development as well.
>Current salary
Like 9k euro/year after taxes.
>bonus: state/country
Czech republic
>>
>BS. Mechatronics engineering.
>being developing proyects for some companies arround here for the last 3yrs, mostly PLC ladder programming but also done a few proyects involving webServices, and databases.
>proyect lead engineer.
>730,000MNX ~44kUSD
>NL, México.
>>
>Education
BS and MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering
>Experience
10+ years (I'm old)
>Job title
Can't say since I don't want to be identified. I was brought on as a "system administrator", knew the company hired rather stupid people, and figured I could easily do a week's work in about one or two hours. This turned out to be true as I properly configured all the servers that would constantly go down and I also wrote programs to automate many tedious tasks that were done manually for years. My job now is largely project management and technical oversight of software implementations. (I used to be a systems software developer/designer.)
>Salary
~$140K
>State
Texas

Crazy thing is, I suspect many would be happy earning what I make but I am extremely unhappy. It really chafes me that the difference in salary is so minuscule for widely varying levels of ability. I intend to look for another position next year and will see if I can break $200K although that probably means going to Silly Valley with its utterly insane cost of living.
>>
>>51494761
It is pretty funny how everyone adds 'engineer' to the end of their profession to make it sound better:

>sales engineer
>logistics engineer
>administration engineer
>cleaning engineer

Topkuk
>>
>Education
2 Year CS certificate from a community college

>Experience
6 years experience as IT manager for small call centre

>Current job title
1st line service desk technician

>Current salary
£17k

>bonus: state/country
South coast of england

Pay is shit and I have a bad feeling I'm going no where
>>
>working towards a BS in networking and sys admin... Probably minor in security
>0+
>NEET
>$0.00

how are all these sysadmins ridiculously underpaid?
>>
>>51495443
I think you just have a vastly inflated idea of how much they should be paid.
>>
>>51479641

Some college, no degree
Not much, mostly odd jobs/warehouses
Technician for fortune 500 industrial/tech company
$60k+

dem union jobs though
>>
>>51479641

Some college, no degree
Not much, mostly odd jobs/warehouses
QA Technician at major industrial/tech company
$60k+ depending on OT and bonuses, + benes
NC

dem union jobs though
>>
>Education
Computer Science
>Experience
3 months
>Current job title
Brother-Captain SysAdmin
>Current salary
14.500€/year
>bonus: state/country
Spain
>Age
22

Man, I need to end my fucking career really quick, stupid useless paper.
>>
>Education
Bachelor's in Engineering Physics, with emphasis on electrical and computer engineering. Master's in fluid mechanics.
>Experience
7 years
>Current job title
Flight test instrumentation engineer
>Salary
$105k/year
>State
Maryland
>>
>>51492664

Yeah I got mad lucky. Friend of my dad got me a position working part-time for minimum wage doing helpdesk IT stuff. Showed my manager that I knew my shit to some degree and he started letting me handle the linux servers and fixing various services he couldn't figure out. Took on more and more responsibilities. Then the manager quit, and the other guy he hired after me wasn't as up to speed as I was, so I became a de facto sysadmin. He left too and I ran IT by myself for a year. After that I created my own job position handling auditors and security stuff.
>>
>>Education
BS Math + CCNP
>>Experience
2 years
>>Current job title
Systems Integration Engineer
>>Current salary
70k
>>bonus: state/country
MN
>>
Paramedic
45k
1 year exp
Northern IL.

Not too bad for a first full time job I guess. 3-4 days off a week is nice and the opportunities for overtime come up every now and then too.
>>
>Education
Bachelor's in electrical engineering
>Experience
less than 1 year
>Current job title
Motor engineer
>Salary
$66k/year
>State
Wisconsin

>>51495745
Mirin'
what was your starting salary if you don't mind my asking?
>>
Same as OP, but UK.

I really don't know where to go from here and just took a year off to think about things, Uni is a "big" choice for me personally.

Can I get a decent job through apprenticeships? I keep going back and forth depending on what click-baity article or thread I read.

Also what careers should I be looking into that aren't dead from the start/"meme-tier" (hate to use that, but hope you understand.)
>>
>Education
High school dropout.
>Experience
4 years
>Current job title
Software Developer
>Current salary
56k
>bonus: state/country
Australia
>>
>>51495905
first job was with the department of defense. Initial starting salary was 51k/year but 6 months in they said "oops we need to raise that because no one is taking the offers we're putting out. If you have a masters degree your salary will go from 51k to 65k/year". Best meeting I ever went to.

I'm 1 year in at my current job. Starting salary there was 93k/year. Busted my ass and solved some tough problems and got a big raise.
>>
>Education
BS Mechanical Engineering
>Experience 4 months
>Current job title
Mechanical Engineer - Electro-Mechanical
>Salary
63k + 4k bonus
>State
Wisconsin
>>
>Education
bsc in network engineering, msc in IT management
>Experience
about 1 year combined of internships, this is my first job
>Current job title
consultant/junior PM
>Current salary
36k€, which is average to barely slightly above average for a decent IT job with a masters degree in a major city
>bonus: state/country
yurop
>>
>>51495978
$ellout goverment lackey, enjoy your 91k you piece of shit.
>>
Highschool
6mo's
jr Programmer
35k/yr gross

Im being brought into the fold to help maintain a piece of shit built in php. whatever though, basically a paid internship so I cant be too mad.
>>
>>51496033
Fuck you too.

I make more than that now. And I don't work for the government anymore because I couldn't stand ignorant people like you.
>>
>Education
2 year college diploma
>Experience
less than 1 year
>Current job title
it manager
>Current salary
40k
>bonus: state/country
Ontario, Canada
>>
>>51496057

Been there. It gets better. I spent most of my time working on my own Python projects.
>>
>>51496011
>36k€
>With a masters

Sounds horrid
>>
>Education
College dropout
>Experience
Almost 2 years
MS Office specialist at the printing company
7k€/year

One more year and ill kill myself
>>
>>51496099
as i said, average over here - it's nothing exciting but nothing shitty either
a friend of mine lives in london with nearly twice my salary and he isn't that much better off at the end of the month considering the insane rent he pays

most euro countries are about the same too (the UK is a bit on it's own), rule of thumb for what i've seen is to multiply nearly by 2 to get a rough idea of the salary you could get in a major US city
>>
>>51479641
>AS in Network Systems Administration from ITT Tech (Over priced/Useless)
>2 Years Tech Support / 4 Months Software Development
>"C/C#/Java/iOS (Basically whatever they want me to do) Software Developer"
>60k
>Florida
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>Education
3 years into CS Bachelor's
>Experience
Never held a job for more than a week in my life
>Current job title
student
>Current salary
-$30k/semester
>bonus: state/country
Massachusetts

Is there any hope at all of getting a good job on graduation without any internships beforehand?
>>
I've got a question. Which of these requires less math: sys admin or network admin? I know basically up to highschool algebra.
>>
>>51496782
Just beleive in urself
>>
>>51483814
Dont move here for any less than 100 to 120k yr. I make 95k and with cost of living astronomical and transportation running at the speed of molasses, you will need that cushion. Housing rates have almoat doubled here the last 2 years ive been here. Im looking to gtfo of here.
>>
>>51479641
>Education
Basic Certs
>Experience
3 years
>Current job title
HVAC/R Technician
>Current salary
45k
>bonus: state/country
OH/US

Air conditioning is technology.
>yfw when it actually is
>>
Ed> misc classes
Exp> 15 yrs
Title> machine repair technician
Pay> 95k
Loc> Seattle, WA
>>
>Education
BEng Aeronautical Engineering
>Experience
3 years
>Current job title
Project Manager (operations)
>Current salary
$55,000 canadian, was on £35,000 in UK
>bonus: state/country
Canada now, ex SW UK

What am I even doing here I don't even
>>
>>51497404

Seriously? Seattle is that bad? Sounds like it's almost as bad as SF.

Well, fuck. Dunno what I'm going to do then. I can't fucking stand living in bumfuck American towns. And by that I mean anything other than the few top cities in the country.

Not GP, BTW.
>>
>Comp Sci, final year
>less than 1
>security engineer intern
>60k
>WA/King county
>>
>>Education
AS in CompSci
>>Experience
5 years
>>Current job title
Cybersecurity Engineer
>>Current salary
$106k
>>bonus: state/country
Orlando, FL
>>
>>51498520
I just left a big city for a smaller midwest city and it's great. I'd consider moving back to a big tech city when I can pull a senior role with a bigger salary, but as a junior or mid level dev it just doesn't really make sense to live in one of these cities.
>>
>>51497695
how do I get into this, I'm out of school and can't get a job in the city and can't make it to those piddly little call center jobs out in the sticks
>>
>>51479641

>BS PoliSci
>1 week, like computers a lot
>Technician
>400$ a week.
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If your "engineering" title is not legally protected then you are NOT an engineer

enough with the fucking memes
>>
>>51498589
>I just left a big city for a smaller midwest city and it's great.

I moved from the SF Bay Area to a not-so-small city in Oregon. It's amazing, as soon as you get out of Portland here it turns into backwarter bumfuck tard-land. Like, probably 20% of people here say "supposably", and I've actually heard someone say weary when they meant wary. Back in the Bay Area I went to the rock climbing gym to climb, lift weights, and take yoga and spin classes. Here? Nothing but some retardedly overpriced traditional gyms full of sweaty old people.

And the trucks. The lifted tard-mobiles driven by absolute morons. They're fucking everywhere.

Anyway, I really want to live in Seattle, SF, or NYC. Or Los Angeles where I can enjoy some of the best motorcycling in the country.
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>>51498709
>old meme
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>>51494888
The Dog Days has inspired me to join in

>Education
Associates in I.T. security from some shitty tech school
A+, IT Fundamentals (lol)
>Experience
Over 10 years just doing basic IT desktop support mixed with contract PC deployments and Cisco install travel work
>Current job title
Systems Analyst
>Current salary
48k USD, not counting fully paid for medical, dental and vision
>bonus: state/country
Denver

I want to go back to school for SOMETHING. Theres a technical college nearby that offers online Masters of Management that you do in 2 years, but I don't know if its one of those joke degrees nobody will take seriously. I'm pretty sick of IT and am just looking for something new.
>>
>>51498520
Unfortunately, yes. I lived in indiana for 38 years before here and id go back except they have shit jobs that dont pay. I got an offer today for a job that pays half of what i am and they sounded so happy to be offering it at such a high pay scale. I shut them down quick by saying id take a 5 dollar pay cut but thats it... atill 10 over their offer. Looking for east coast right now, but sadly this country has given moat away except for what econically not feasible too, and they pay low, thats why its economically okay to stay here. Kinda sucks ass everywhere unless you know someone with a military contract.
>>
>>51498876
I live in seattle... i leave my motorcycle in the garage. Fucktards here cant drive. I rode it for a month and had to do evasive maneuvers several times. In 15 years of riding in indiana, i had to do more in one month here in seattle. People over on this coast are idiots!
>>
>Education

Some liberal arts bullshit associates. Some random ass classes in machining.

> Expirence

4 years

>Job Title

CNC programmer / apprentice depending on who is asking and why

>Salary

~17 bucks an hour, some random profit sharing, along with being able to come and go as I please
>>
>>51479641
>Education
Commercial Pilot
Certified Flight Instructor

>Experience
Flying planes and self taught programming

>Current job title
Field Technician

>Current salary
$15/hour +$250 month

>bonus: state/country
Kentucky, USA

I install charitable gambling machines in places like country clubs and bars
>>
>>51499237
>Experience
3 months on the IT side.
2 years in aviation
>>
>>51479641
BBA Business Analytics
2 internships, but don't start until I graduate in May
Financial Analyst
$66k
Manhattan

Basically just going to be doing the sort of machine learning and data viz projects I did in school. I love it, because I just get to sit around in R all day.
>>
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>>51479641

>Education

BS mechanical engineering, MS aerospace engineering

>Experience

6 months in machine design, 6 months in process engineering, 4 months in turbomachinery design, and now I'm working full time designing ballistic missile defense systems

>Current job title

Aerospace engineer

>Current salary

$80k US (not bad considering it's a starting salary)

>state/country

Arizona, USA
>>
>>51482145

>maybe its because im a white man, which is how reddit responded

Why does that not surprise me in the slightest?
>>
>Education: Senior in compsci
>Experience: 3 years
>Current job title: Web Dev
>Current salary: 15$/hr
>Location: Orange County
>>
>>51480817
Lol bs. Im a software engineer and i can just smell the BS coming off your post.
>>
BS Computer Science
1 year
Associate Software Engineer
$84k a year
Cincinnati Ohio
26 y/o
Single and ready to mingle ooolala....
>>
>tfw making much more than any other anon itt and never finished my cs degree
You guys should move to San Francisco or Seattle...
>>
OP, spend your time in the shop wisely. Learn about VLANs, ACLs, cross connects, VPNs, firewalls, Cisco, AD, etc. If there's any old equipment available, make your own fileserver for your AV software. Get a raspberry pi at home and make it a VPN server with openvpn. Learn Linux. The shop is a great place to learn and you could double your salary in 6 months if you learn fast. I'm under 25 and I already make what my parents raised me on.

Also make sure you use Tron for your virus removals. The only thing you have to run manually is ComboFix. Before I left the shop I had completely automated my job thanks to Tron. It's on reddit.
>>
>>51499510
15/hr is pretty meh for orange county, what are your qualifications?
>>
>>51499571
>$84k a year
>Cincinnati Ohio

$84k seems like a lot for Ohio. Is it?
>>
>Stopped going to college, was going for CS
>5 years break/fix, 1 year enterprise, 4 months networking
>IT Assistant
>!5/hr, ~30000/year
>Indiana
>>
>>51499784
yeah im getting fucked pretty hard
i have a little bit of experience in everything (c++, bash, python, c#, java etc)
but my job is running the website, by myself
and that website is the face of a multi-million dollar company too

anyway, how do i get them to double my pay?
what should i do with root access to their db if they dont?
>>
>>51479641

>Education
4 yr degree, 1 yr away from masters
>Experience
4yrs web dev
>Current job title
Chief Architect
>Current salary
97k
>bonus: state/country
DC area
>>
>>51481340
Are you a dirty wetback from Nogales?
>>
>>51481360

Electrical and Computer Engineering
>>
>>51499903

>anyway, how do i get them to double my pay?


You don't. They won't. They'll find another schmuck to do it. Focus on doing the best work you can, and looking for a new job somewhere else. That's how you get raises: by leaving.

Seriously, people have no idea how to value software folks. None at all. So they underpay and then they're SHOCKED when you leave and they have to hire two or more people to replace you.

>what should i do with root access to their db if they dont?

Nothing if you value your career. Assuming what you're saying is true, it will look great on a resume.
>>
I'm a freshman in computer science, but I'm afraid the math is too much for me as well as debt.

Should I just get my A+ and Net+ certifications and drop out?
>>
>>51485813
That's not true. I am a Civil Engineer. I commonly use Abaqus, NX 10/NX Nastran, and BIM frequently.
>>
>>51499991

No, you should pursue a different career entirely.

Become an accountant and be the best spreadsheet guy in your department.
>>
>>51499987

This man speaks the truth. You find your raises by shopping around
>>
>>51499856
Not really my older brother is in the same career at the same company, he started there about 5 years ago and the started him at around 75k. Hes really my only reference, i always feel awkward about asking people what they make so i never do....
>>
>>51479641

>HS dropout
>4 years
>Risk/Reliability Engineer
>US$180,000
>Silicon Valley

>umad
>>
>Education
High School + Certificates earned in on-the-job training
>Experience
3 years in current job
>Current job title
Network Engineer
>Current salary
$84000 + Overtime
>bonus: state/country
Victoria, Australia
>>
>Education
Business Undergraduate degree
>Experience
3 yrs
>Current job title
Information Security Analyst
>Current salary
~$90k, before adding overtime
>bonus: state/country
TX
>>
>>51500005
Fuck accounting I'd shoot myself, I just really hate Discrete Mathematics.

Is a degree in Information Technology worth it? Or will certifications and more experience be better?
>>
>>51479641
>BS CS
>2 years major tech company
>product manager
>145k base, 215k all-in
>cali
>>
>>
>Education
BBA
>Experience
0 years
>Current job title
BI Developer/Analyst
>Current salary
$70k
>bonus: state/country
East Atlanta Zone 6 nigga
>>
>>51500103
>Fuck accounting I'd shoot myself

Wait until you're ten years into a software engineering career.

Or IT. How many times can you be called to the CEO's office because he forgot his password again? (true story)
>>
>Education
BS in Chem and Comp Engr
>Experience
2 months
>Current title
Process Engineer
>current salary
88k
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>>51481389

What do you do as a support specialist? Like, what specifically makes someone a "specialist" anyway?
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>>51481599

No one will pay you 100k doing entry level
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>>51486716
>>51488414
Thanks for your advice, you two :D
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>>51479641

>B.S. (not IT or CS)
>5 yrs
>IT Manager
>$65k
>Mid-sized college

Was a techie that stayed in town, managed to get in at the ground floor and work my way up. I heard this is how many get into these jobs after college.

Quiet on many days, given plenty of time to work on my projects, am not a neckbeard autist so I can chat up the grad students, my employees do not suck although they are a bit unmotivated because we automate the shit out of everything, and everyone enjoys our work. Going to see if I can get my Masters simultaneously in an unrelated subject to my degree, or possibly some mgmt certs, not sure what at present.
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>>51479641
>late highschool dropout.
>2nd job. first was at computer store
>Apple Technician working at an apple-oriented repair shop
>$15/h with massive discounts off of any tech in the store, frequent free food and a really bro boss
>Maple Land
>>
I'm currently studying for a bachelor's in computer engineering

How fucked am I, /g/?
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>>51500859

What?
>>
BS EE
First day was today
$125k + 20% bounce so 150k
Engineer
15 years experience
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>>51479641
>> age: 24
>>Education: HS dropout
>>Experience: 3 years
>>Current job title: wireline operator II
>>Current salary: 168k y/r
>>bonus: state/country; Texas

Get fucked
>>
If I'm britbong, is there any chance I can work in the US? Do I just have to get lucky in my current position and wait for potential openings?
>>
>>Education
BS Mech Eng
>>Experience
3
>>Current job title
Full stack software engineer
>>Current salary
95k
>>bonus: state/country
NY, NY, USA
>>
>Education
B.Sc. Computer Science and Media
>Experience
only uni, no work
>Current job title
NEET
>Current salary
450€/m social services

Dunno whether my demands are too high (40–45k/year) or the companies I applied at are just cheapskates. Anyway, I'd rather just fiddle around, shitpost and watch Singaporean stop-motion than be a productive member of society.
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>>51500892

What kind of company do you work for that has a 20% bonus?

Honestly, no company I worked for ever paid any meaningful bonuses. They were all small, though.
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>>51501892
A lot of companies pay bonuses because it's a way to not pay a better salary. If you happen to leave before bonus time, you don't get paid. If they don't feel like paying you your full bonus, they'll find some bullshit ticky-tacky thing to dock a few thousand dollars.

I'd much prefer to not have a bonus and just have a higher salary. Under normal circumstances, getting a higher salary and no bonus also gives you the time value of the money.

Generally, if you work for one of the large Fortune 100 companies, you'll probably get a bonus especially if you have some seniority.

If you work in place like SV or NYC, you'll almost certainly get bonuses, too. (Those places are so expensive that, as a developer, you'll probably die of poverty without a bonus.)
>>
>B.S. Computer Science
>23yo, a few years of mobile/web dev, internship at semi-prestigious startup
>iOS Software Engineer
>130k + 15% bonus
>San Francisco
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>>51479641
>Education
BA History
Masters in English
RHCSA and RHCE certified
(soon to attend "coding bootcamp.")
>Experience
2 years
>Current Job Title
Sys. Admin.
>Current Salary
$75k
>State/County
Oregon, USA
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>>51499438
you done good, keep it up
>>
>2 years education in networking
>Understand networking to CCNP level, understand windows, redhat, suse (don't ask), solaris, exchange, lync, and cisco phones on a more basic level but still know a fair amount
>Went into major depression and am living with parents despite being employable

Now I'm shitposting on /g/. There are a few people here who can probably guess who I am but fuck it.
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>>51500085
Network bro, show us some cabling pics
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>>51481340
In phx? Kinda intrested to hear what company. Fellow ece here, studying at least
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>>51479641
>Education
B.S. Computer Engineering
>Experience
1 year (current job)
5 years (freelancing)
>Current Job Title
Software Engineer
>Current Salary
$68k
>State/County
San Diego, CA
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>>51479641
>Education
BS majoring in Geospatial Systems
>Experience
9 months in current role
>Current job title
Spatial Information Officer
>Current salary
88k plus 15% superannuation
>bonus: state/country
Victoria/Australia
>extra bonus: age
24
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>>51502675
Current CE student. Hows the job market and what did you do freelanceing,
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>>51502805
Job market seems decent, but a lot of the good jobs are gated behind rather selective hiring processes. Make sure you know your stuff and have projects (semester-long or greater, preferably) to show for yourself.

As for freelancing, I made/make mods and made money in various ways with regards to that.
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>>51502872
Alright cool. And I might not have a ton of personal projects under my belt, but I think I have some impressive internship work done and i have another really good one lined up this summer. Its just hard to pick which way to lean, hardware or cs
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>>51502916
It's harder to get hardware jobs, but they usually pay more. I try to stay flexible with regards to that. Personally, I have a defense job, so a fair chunk of the work is politics, wrangling funds, and fixing problems with large, old systems. Be prepared for what you enter, and you'll do well.

If you plan on doing any kind of embedded, hardware, etc. work, learn and master C. Even if for some reason they don't use C for a particular application, C skills translate to all low-level programming paradigms.
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22 Year old
>Education
- University Dropout (Digital Media Design)
>Experience
- 1 Year in debt collections for major bank
- 6 Months programming for major bank
>Current job title
- Programmer/Business analyst
>Current salary
- 60K moving to 80K shortly (AUD)
>bonus: state/country
-Australia
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>>51503026
Sounds good, thank you. Embedded systems do sound pretty cool.
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>>51488701
Digitalpoint forums is a good place to start - make some posts and get enough likes for a sales thread in the bst section or look for job postings in bst. If you're good and willing to work cheaply you'll do fine, pay is generally very shit due to cheap Indian firms though.
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>>51496099
That's what happens when you have "free" education.
>>
>Education
Honours Degree in Computing
>Experience
1.5yrs
>Current job title
DevOps Software Engineer
>Current salary
€44000
>bonus: state/country
Ireland, Dublin.
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>>51488995
Dude weed lmao
>>
>Education
College drop out and a few certs

>Experience
About 2 years

>Current job title
Senior Helpdesk analyst

>Current salary
Around 60k with ot

>bonus: state/country
maryland/us

Landed an entry level Helpdesk job and worked my ass off. Got 2 promotions in 1 year and on track for sysadmin after next review. So should bump up to 66-70k with ot next year.
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Education - BFA and Masters - 33 Microsoft certs,4 COMPTIA, 2 Linux Certs
>Experience - 18 years
>Current job title - Senior Network and Security Admin
>Current salary - 65k + bonus
>bonus: state/country - Memphis , TN
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If i want to be serious about development what should i focus the most on?

What is the most demanded on this area.

What is dying what is growing, should i go for mobile dev, web dev? desktop apps? what languages should i put the most time on?
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>Education
I quit university because it would've taken too long to get something I don't have any use for
so basically High School

>Experience
actual job experience ? like a year or two

>Current job title
where I work at I'm known as IT-System-electronics-..something....dude
I never was a trainee or anything and officially don't have a title I guess

>Current salary
no idea I didn't check since I started working there
I pretty much only have a normal everyday job to keep myself occupied

>bonus: Germany here
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>Education
>Experience
Graduated 3 months ago. Had a previous job as an Associate Software Engineer though.
>Current job title
Software Engineer
>Current salary
$105k
>bonus: state/country
Washington State. So it's not hard to guess what company I work for. For those that do guess, the company is actually pretty chill. I'm more upset at how little I do throughout the day really.
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>>51506950
Forgot to say, for education, I got a Bachelor's in Computer Science
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>>51500915
>wireline operator II
168k a year? In Texas? Lol, ex-MWD you're full of shit. How's that less than 21 an hour.
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