I was recently able to make a career change from criminal justice to IT, even declining jobs in interview as I refused to work in a call center, help desk type job. (Calls back to back to back)
I currently work at a school (IT department of two), where I periodically get calls, roam the school, interact with the students, hands on with WAPs, servers, punching wires, break/fix issues, etc.
In my early 30s, and I declined a job at the sheriff’s department during the transition and I’m starting to regret it. Even though the entry level pay is great. $19.00+ an hour. There is just so much down time at this position and I’m starting to get frustrated. I can’t study in my spare time, as I see so many other people do on the forums. I’m expected to stay/look busy with something work related, even if there is nothing to be fixed.
I know I’ll make more in the long run in IT than criminal justice. It’s just I’m not being pushed mentally, I get frustrated. I don’t know what I want to do in the long run. In school, working on my Net+, while I have my A+, and following that up with Sec+, along with the other certs through WGU.
I don’t know, I just constantly catch myself looking at indeed…..