Originally Posted by Plan9
I've asked you several times now what sides of IT you enjoy and what your skills are and you've ignored me every time. So given that, and the rudimentary questions you're asking, I can only deduce that you know less about computers than I know about speaking Portuguese. So to be quite honest mate, I don't think you're at the stage where you're capable to do any degree in IT.
My advice to you is take an evening class and learn some basic skills. Then you'll understand the questions you're asking and how to answer them.
Plan9 sorry for any incovenience, actually i'm not ignoring yours and other's comments, it's only a bit confusing the whole IT field for it's complexity and you leave me thinking..,
i'm gonna be honest (if you have some patience, since i suspect you Northamericans are bit impatiente), actually i have an equivalent of Bachelor Degree in Systems Engineer in my own country wich is 5 years of studies along with 2 years of a kind of "community college". My problem is that in the begining, i though this was a more IT related stuff but it results for being a kind of Electro Mechanical degree with a ton of Chemical, Physics, Maths Laboratories, Mechanical, Control Modeling, heres my Curriculum
I did pretty good in all subjects but what really atract my interest was the whole "Computing" area, i had to program a LOT in Assembler for controlling microprocessor Intel x8086 in Digital Systems and laboratory my final project was a systems who calculated exactly how many seconds, days, months, and years have you live according to your birthday, along with annuncing the day of the week you was born, this one was really exciting for me since i had to study math theories and computer arquitecture to achieve this, the rest of subjects was "meh" for me.
Plus i like the technical topics related with computers, new processors, Chipsets, video cards, observing directly datasheets etc. I don't even like to play video games anymore. My last book reading was about quantum comptuting, since i love physics and maths. The other day i was checking the Cuda programming and i said wow dude this thing is good. And all the subjects of Computer Science Parallelism programming, Artificial Intelligence, Pathern recogniziton seems to be the hell cool. (Not telling i'm good at this though)
What i dont like too much about programming maybe is website devolpment, and finance application that's boring, i mean all day programming to have a dumb square wich you use for registering a number or buyers and save their info in a data base SQL. It's again a "meh" along with managing a software to grant IP numbers to users (aka midgets working in the company) or config an LDAP or active directory that's all boring, no science no maths i rather go study SCADA in controll modeling at least i'm gonna stay near to machines.
With that explained, the private job market in my country is 95% what you saw in the first post, i only could define this as computing systems services, mainly freelance contractors companies who work installing and later controlling these softwares for government institutions, banks, hardware stores, food stores, etc. There is a 4% of this kind of jobs for telecommunication engineers and only a 1% (or less) for what i studied wich is more like Electro Mechanics. That 95% of Computer Services is rulled by programmers, something my university didnt teach us.
So i'm now looking to do a master in something, and usefull for something So that's why i launched my question looking for free opinions and debates, and researching what is your first impression at reading the list, since it's likely you are all updated in the field.
So in general, i must admit i havent working experience enough to say i'm good at this or not, i like many subjects in general. Some more than others.Edited by Sujeto 1 - 4/2/14 at 2:59pm