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Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:52 PM

Hey everyone, I was wondering what kind of job market there is out there for student with a bachelors degree compared to an associate degree? Also what would be the programming language that would be good to get into for a solid, stable career? I'm just trying to get an idea of what to really focus on. Thanks
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:55 PM

I got hired into a fortune 500 company with nothing more than an associates degree from a college that's equivalent to ITT tech.

The job market is about way more than what credentials that you post on a resume. Nothing is a sure fire thing, just as well as nothing is impossible.
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:45 PM

what company? What kind of salary are students looking at with an associates compared to a bachelors?
I've heard Java and .NET are the languages to get into...
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:47 PM

Hit dice.com and search for Java, C++ etc. You can get a pretty good idea quickly.
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:35 PM

I'll 2nd the dice.com! I just got hired by a major company and it all started with dice.com. To give you a salary range from people I know who have just graduated:

BS - 40k-50k which is ~80-100+k on west coast
MS - 60k-75k which is ~120-150+k on west coast

So I would assume you'd be somewhere below/at the BS level. Java and .NET (C# especially) are the two biggies today. If you can do some mobile development, you are even further ahead. Languages really depend on the industry you are going into but Java and .NET are big in the "everyday" business world right now.
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:01 AM

At the moment, if you know JavaEE, .NET and C++ then i think you will find a very good job. The problem is that JavaEE in itself is a huge topic, and so is .NET.
Good luck.
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