I think there's a lot of people on here that know a lot about colleges and careers and stuff, so I'll ask here;
I'm going to move out to college next year and get a job when I'm done. I know my biggest strength is computers/IT, and I've taken classes at the community college here for both IT related stuff (A+ and Network+ cert classes) and computer science (C++ programming). I just can't decide if I should get a 4 year degree in CS, or get one of the shorter degrees from a place like ITT Tech.
I enjoy programming to some extent, but I doubt I'd like it at all if I did it for a living. IT I could probably handle for a while; I worked as a technician for almost 2 years and got a taste of the end user repair side of things. I think I wouldn't mind working as a security consultant and dealing with companies via contracts and etc, but I don't really know the details of that job. Anyone here with a similar job who could post what it's like?
Anyway, I just don't want to spend 4 years on a degree just to hate the line of work, but I don't know if spending a year and a half or 2 years or whatever on a degree and then not getting paid very much would be a good idea either. Plus I've heard of people getting IT degrees and not being able to find any work and having to work at a fast food place.
I like photography a lot and I'd like to do it part-time, but I'm nothing special and my personality is such that I probably wouldn't make enough for it to work as a full time job.
Anyone have any advice or personal experience/etc on the subject? I'm kind of inclined to do ITT Tech because there's one in Albuquerque and I like that city a lot, and my sister went there for drafting and she's doing fine. But I change my mind a lot.