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Anyone in these fields?
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I'm also perusing a career in heathcare I.T. and I've noticed a few jobs here and there popping up. From what I've gathered, experience is king when it comes to this. Bank as much as you can. 1 year in I.T. is better then non. I'm also getting certified to make myself more marketable (Have A+, take N+ next month and HealthCare I.T. cert before summers end.)
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I work in financal software/systems.... they are often hiring. We've had multiple entry-level positions open for over 6 months. As for admin roles, these jobs are getting outsourced to India, Philippines, and Ireland (especially the junior ones).


From what I hear, Medical IT can be extremely frustrating.... people who don't know how to build systems.... trying to build systems.
Edited by DuckieHo - 6/6/13 at 8:37am
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Anyone in these fields?

What do you want to know? It really depends on what you are going to do in IT. If you are going to be an Exchange admin, it really doesnt matter which field you are in, you will be doing work with Exchange. If you are a programmer and want to know which field is better for that, that could make a difference. Are you asking if the medical or financial fields are more profitable so your job may be more secure?
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Well, by the time im out of school, secure, prob end up changing? I "dont" like to code/program.

More or asking which side has more or less BS. And I hate working for Bosses or Admin that are just book stupid, no common sense, and no street smarts or troubleshooting or management or people skills.

Pretty much want to do my job, get it done, no BS and let me do my job, working alone or with just a few others thats know what their doing. I just dont have patience for book smart dummies...
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Well, by the time im out of school, secure, prob end up changing? I "dont" like to code/program.

More or asking which side has more or less BS. And I hate working for Bosses or Admin that are just book stupid, no common sense, and no street smarts or troubleshooting or management or people skills.

Pretty much want to do my job, get it done, no BS and let me do my job, working alone or with just a few others thats know what their doing. I just dont have patience for book smart dummies...

I would say that this is more aligned with the company you work for, not the business you are in. Stupid people are all over the earth. You are going to find unqualified people in any industry you work for. The big challenge for you is to work on your people skills to learn how to work with these people rather than find an industry where they do not exist.
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I would say that this is more aligned with the company you work for, not the business you are in. Stupid people are all over the earth. You are going to find unqualified people in any industry you work for. The big challenge for you is to work on your people skills to learn how to work with these people rather than find an industry where they do not exist.

This.

Working in IT isnt somewhere you want to go if you are trying to avoid jerks and people who dont know what they are doing.
In my experience its more of a haven for them than a more traditional posting.

Its better to find a position that you can tolerate.
Because thats a job, and they all come with BS.
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Well, by the time im out of school, secure, prob end up changing? I "dont" like to code/program.

More or asking which side has more or less BS. And I hate working for Bosses or Admin that are just book stupid, no common sense, and no street smarts or troubleshooting or management or people skills.

Pretty much want to do my job, get it done, no BS and let me do my job, working alone or with just a few others thats know what their doing. I just dont have patience for book smart dummies...

Medical IT has more BS.

If you're coming out of school, please don't assume that you know what you are doing though. Many of the worst IT guys are NOT book smart. The industry develops standards, policies, and best practices from collective experience. If your company does not implement them and you do not follow up with your own reading, then what you think you're doing well is actually flawed.
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Thats called common sense DuckieHo.

Thanks for the feedback guys. Sonds like, Ill be learning some new people skills in school, lol. Maybe a class or two on training your Boss, lol.

Ive alwasys tried to have a balance of street smarts with book smarts, you can always go back to a book, but not always, or even have basic math or troubleshooting skills. Ive seen too many rely on a caculator or thier phone, when they should just use thier head. Guess Im just old school.....



And Im coming from 10 years of kitchen experience, and thats alot of my attitude, either ya got it or ya dont. You dont get alot of 2nd chances or redo or fix things and if ya dose, ya loose money, labor and double time....

Ever watch a district manager, fresh out of business college, no people skils, no kitchen skills, no managment skills, try to handle handle mad customers, or even cook, or an upset employee and gets 10x the pay. Imnsure ya deal with this in IT too?
Edited by knightsilver - 6/6/13 at 2:28pm
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I used to work in medical I.T

I.T has jerks bigger than almost any other field. Some of the 'Humans' are more interested in the machine that the person they work with. Its got to be said, its a very stressful field you don't go to work and come home to live your life, quite often you will need to read up at home or have a test bed / VM's to work on and test stuff out.

You will almost certainly be on a oncall shift pattern and this can mean covering all disciplines trained or not!

If you ever listen to one piece of advice about working in I.T listen to this: working an on-call shift rota is the single worst thing you can do for your personal life. You will get called in the middle of the night from a deep sleep, have to respond quick, have to be alert.. fire up the computer get dialed in and talk to someone who is awake and rabbling who's high on 15 cups of coffee on the phone about something so mind numbingly impossible to decipher and panicking like mad, you have to make choices that effect the whole organization, and quite often travel into work and stay there throughout the next day if its a bad one!

don't think that your colleges or bosses will lord it up for you for doing this as its just part of the job and your actions half tired or not will be scrutinized


I did this for nearly a decade and no longer work in I.T
Edited by Pip Boy - 6/6/13 at 4:21pm
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