I am currently in sales and I need to change careers. I want a career that I enjoy with opportunities for advancement and growth. I want to earn more money, but I don't want to be miserable.
I've done some programing and I don't think that I'm good at it. I've also done some trouble shooting over the phone and I know I hate that.
I'm torn between a database design path or a network security path in IT.
I could do a network security or information systems specialst course at a private college in about 1 year for 5 to $7,000.
Or I could go to a local community college and take a two year program and specialize in network design for a total of 8 - $10,000.
Private colleges seem much more flexible in terms of completion time (a year or less) and the hours in which they offer courses. So Im tempted to go with a short Netowrk Security course to get me in to the industry.
Which career path is more lucrative? Which would be more enjoyable career wise? What should I do?