Associate Degree In Radiology Science?
Q: I was wondering how important a degree is once you have experience. I want
to finish my degree, 2 years left, but have friends saying to just get an
associates degree or a certificate of technology. I have Exchang and TCP/IP
left before finishing my MCSE, and have plans to get a CCNA once finished.
I am just wondering how important that degree is once you have 2 or 3 years
of experience. What is your opinion?
A:You are correct and I appreciate the constructive criticism. The degree got me my job in the tech world five years ago when I was changing careers (military enlisted retiree). The recently-acquired MCSE was an added bonus in more ways than one. To the originator: A four-year degree is more important than you think. It can make you shine above your peers. It will open doors when everything else is equal or slightly tilted against you. Everyone who reads this newsgroup knows about how hard it is to get the first good tech job. Give yourself something more marketable than the certificate. With almost 250,000 MCSE ticket holders you have to do something more to get ahead I have a 4 year BS in Computer Engineering from an actual university, and almost 20 years of experience. Potential employers (in Pittsburgh, at least) tend to look right past this and say "when will you finish your MCSE?" This is particularly annoying since the degree cost fifty thousand dollars and four years; and though MCSE varies, it takes considerably less time, costs less, and has been accomplished by those who are good at memorizing. (Please do not mistake this post for me knocking MCSE's... it's the recruiters that need some enlightenment...) In my experience, it is even more important to not let typos like "Importnace" slip by on your resume. Most people I know don't make hiring decisions in the computer industry based on someone's degree. But I know plenty of people who will toss your resume straight into the garbage if you have a header that says "Importnace"--no matter _what_ your degree or experience says.
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