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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:52 PM

what would you recommend for people without college who want to get into computer/programing or tech support?.

most jobs posted on this site are for pros........

dose anybody know of a good entry level jobs for teens/young adults that don't have college?.
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:56 PM

Customer service (ie. Desktop support)
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:56 PM

In todays society it's extremely hard to get into the programming field without a college degree. That wasn't the case like 5 -10 years ago, but as the industry grows more and more employers require a degree
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 01:46 PM

Psycho is right about that most employers do look for some form of education in the area. However, you could learn something like web design on your own (and the languages related to it like php, asp javascript etc) and build some sites for friends or non-profits as you practice. Use the good jobs you did as part of a portfolio that you can take to a good entry level web designer/programmer position. Some companies will take experience into account even if you don't have the formal education...especially if they have seen you do great work.

But that is web programming work... desktop software etc is much harder to get into because you really do need the programming background and problem solving practice that schools give you.

Hope that helps you in your goal. :)
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 01:57 PM

I'm learning PHP on my own, already did for (X)HTML and CSS. It's going well and I think I'll have a better background when doing the college search :)
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 01:59 PM

It has been really hard for me to get into any kind of programming field because I don't have my bachelors, but I do have my associates. It helps, and also my experience with companies have gotten me further. But to this day, I'm not fully considered IT yet, but I'm working on my bachelors now to get into that "elite club". I do write programs, and while they're never used by everyone those that do use my programs are very pleased with them and their responsiveness.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 02:15 PM

Search for an opening on a source forge project that will match your level. There are a bunch of ways (some even non technical) to get involved, & gain some experience.
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 04:44 PM

go to your nearest fastfood restaurant, they have job openings, i promise you that.
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 05:00 PM

View Postferrari12508, on 18 Mar, 2008 - 04:44 PM, said:

go to your nearest fastfood restaurant, they have job openings, i promise you that.

Not for I.T.?! LOL
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 05:26 PM

food service is horrible, I never want to work there again
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Posted 20 March 2008 - 02:45 PM

Try getting an internship. I know DreamHost is offering five of them at $18.50 hourly.... if you live LA.... but that's just one example of many.
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:08 AM

A degree will at the very least get your foot in the door for whatever it is you may want to do as well as increase the position for you. However starting off it depends on what you are currently capable of and what you can pull off on your resume.
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:43 AM

I'm curious about this hypothetical situation.
Suppose there's this guy who hasn't studied in college and has obviously, no degrees, but is interested in a particular field (say Application Development).
Now, suppose this guy appears for a certification exam and qualifies, would any company even consider him?
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 09:02 AM

Well some say Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent. A Certification might get your foot in the door. But Bobby Snots with the bachelors will probably be considered first.
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:35 PM

The way I think I will do it is...

1. Complete Cert II in I.T (which I am completeing at the moment... gives a piece of paper rather than useful info :P )
2. Complete Cert III in I.T (next year... which pertains network administration, etc)
3. Complete my VCE (pretty much a High School Certificate)
4. Go to uni to do a degree in Computer Science.
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