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PCG33K
10-03-2007, 06:56 AM
Well for one I am 18 and senior in HS (grad in may) and prob in July I am going to community college for a degree in something with computers.I am both ok with programming which goes with computer science and I am ok with building computers and such which goes with computer engineering. So either one I know I will like/love. My questions are, which of those is more beneficial? Which would have more jobs in the future? Which one could I possibly get the most money out of? etc...

matsp
10-03-2007, 07:01 AM
It is worth bearing in mind that the "result" of your education is very important for your first couple of jobs, but once you have worked for a few years, what you did as education isn't quite as important any more, but what you have actually done at work will be.

The second thing to remember is that jobs are something you do to make money, but you also want to get some sort of satisfaction from the job.

As to what jobs there are most of IN YOUR area will be a different answer than what there will be more jobs in globally. [And which you are more likely to get a job with - just because there are 4000 jobs available in a market doesn't mean that someone with little or no real work experience will get any of those jobs].

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Mats

PCG33K
10-03-2007, 07:06 AM
It is worth bearing in mind that the "result" of your education is very important for your first couple of jobs, but once you have worked for a few years, what you did as education isn't quite as important any more, but what you have actually done at work will be.

The second thing to remember is that jobs are something you do to make money, but you also want to get some sort of satisfaction from the job.

As to what jobs there are most of IN YOUR area will be a different answer than what there will be more jobs in globally. [And which you are more likely to get a job with - just because there are 4000 jobs available in a market doesn't mean that someone with little or no real work experience will get any of those jobs].

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Mats

I agree and I have also searched some sites (dice, career builder, monster) for those computer jobs in my area and theirs an ok such I guess which is like around 20.

matsp
10-03-2007, 07:10 AM
Well, it would of course help a bit if we knew where you are planning to work for the short term (longer term is pointless, as none of us are able to predict what the future holds, and moving long distance is one of those things that you probably don't know right now).

But I think a much more important factor is WHAT DO YOU prefer to do?

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Mats

PCG33K
10-03-2007, 07:13 AM
Right now I either want to be a software engineer for a cell phone tower service that my bro co owns and if I don't get that or if they don't have openings for when I graduate I will just be a programming for a company in my city.