Apr 15, 2013

Career path?

Having worked as system engineer - got experience in Linux based systems and implementations. Now I want to upgrade my career. Move to next step for Technical Analysts or Cloud/Virtualization Architect. What is the career path ? and what are the pros and cons for these positions in terms of work hours , salary , certifications , contracting / perm positions etc.



I suggest you check out Simply Hired and other job sites to see the specific requirements for the jobs you are interested in. That's probably your best bet to see what employers are looking for right now in the job market. Just do a search on the jobs you might be interested in, then see what the specific requirements are for them. It's a good way to see what's out there, as well as finding companies in your area that might be hiring.

Well, first off - good luck! It's always exciting to make a career change, and I hope it works out for you. Now your specific questions are outside of my area of expertise, but I would suggest having a look at salary.com and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to get an idea of the current state of the job market and compensation range that you can anticipate for you level of experience and training. Good luck! 

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