Advice on career options.

xkheperaxxkheperax Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
Ok guys I am currently 20 years old and about to graduate with my A.S. in Network Administration next month. During my coursework I gained 6 months experience interning at a hospital doing small helpdesk work a couple days a week. As for my certs I currently hold Network+ and plan to tackle Security+ around the new year.

I can take 7 more courses to gain another A.S. degree in Computer Information Technology but, this would cut into my study time for certifications. I am also currently working in retail management full time making good money for my age as well.

I am wondering what some of your opinions are on available options and whether another A.S. degree would be worth the trouble? Thanks.
Network+ Certified Nov 2008

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  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas CISSP, GIAC x5, CompTIA x5 Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    xkheperax wrote: »
    Ok guys I am currently 20 years old and about to graduate with my A.S. in Network Administration next month. During my coursework I gained 6 months experience interning at a hospital doing small helpdesk work a couple days a week. As for my certs I currently hold Network+ and plan to tackle Security+ around the new year.

    I can take 7 more courses to gain another A.S. degree in Computer Information Technology but, this would cut into my study time for certifications. I am also currently working in retail management full time making good money for my age as well.

    I am wondering what some of your opinions are on available options and whether another A.S. degree would be worth the trouble? Thanks.

    I don't think another A.S. would be worth it. I would start working on a Bachelor degree if I were you.
  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I agree. I don't see the multiple AS degrees as being additive. Work on experience, certs, and the BS degree if you plan to continue with formal education.
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  • xkheperaxxkheperax Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
    The bachelors degree will be offered in the Fall of 2010 at my current school which I plan to pursue. Thanks for your input guys I appreciate it.
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  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas CISSP, GIAC x5, CompTIA x5 Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    xkheperax wrote: »
    The bachelors degree will be offered in the Fall of 2010 at my current school which I plan to pursue. Thanks for your input guys I appreciate it.

    In that case I would hit the certifications full blast before then. You will be in good shape if you do the CCNA or MCITP:SA/EA before then.

    Good Luck and welcome to TE! icon_thumright.gif
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