General Chat Thread, Career Progression in General; Originally Posted by Domino
But the tech/NM/ SMT structure is the way a lot of schools have it.
3rd February 2009, 09:40 AM #16
Yes but the OP asked what jobs people moved into after working in schools. I was pointing out that gaining a grounding in a range of technologies (as you do in a school) then opens up many possibilites both inside education (FE/HE) and outside in the wider world.
Originally Posted by Domino
I seem to be in an endless cycle of training junior techs who then promptly upsticks and go to the local uni for double the money (not that I blame or begrudge them that)
3rd February 2009, 09:43 AM #17
I spent several years in education as both technician and Network Manager before taking a year out after being redundant. I have now come back to IT but in the private sector working for a small IT firm doing everything from selling and fitting Graphics Cards through virus removal right upto Network and Server rollouts. For the knowledge and skills I picked up in education have stood me in good stead for what I do now.
3rd February 2009, 12:54 PM #18
Buckets of experience and good A Level Results did me
Originally Posted by listerdl
Oh and to update the thread, I'm now near enough at the top of the tree, I'm a Network Manager now and have a team of staff as well.
3rd February 2009, 01:07 PM #19
I went college got my a-levels, worked part-time during that as a ict techie at a school, then went onto a IT outsourced company then bk to education sector as a IT Network Manager at the age of 23 so must be doing something good!
3rd February 2009, 03:17 PM #20
I have been in education IT for 2 and a half years.
Got here through loads of experience, first job was probably the worst of them all but taught me all I needed, its not going to be fixed unless you sort it so research how to solve it!
3rd February 2009, 03:25 PM #21
Failed A-Level, got a B-TEC in Computer Studies, 3rd Class Degree in Applied Computing and a home study diploma in PC-Repair. After 5 years in IT retail I spent 3 years as a Tech/senior Tech before becoming a NM. Oh and I got a VCP along the way!
Only now I'm I even bothering to look into MSCE's and the like.
3rd February 2009, 03:28 PM #22
I worked as a IT Tech for 3 years on very low wages, left the school to work for a company who supplied the school with some web based software. I was happy at the school but it just didnt pay well enough....
Based on the fact I dont have any A'levels or a degree or any kind of certification just my GCSE's to fall back on I earn 3 times what I was earning in the school.
I now train, support, consult with schools who buy our products all over the country.....very happy!
3rd February 2009, 09:16 PM #23
4th February 2009, 11:12 AM #24
I would think companies like RM/outsourcing would be the next step for those looking to stay in 'education'. Following on from that? 2nd line/ field engineers/ I.T. engineers etc.
Bumped up with a few certs, your sweet.
But I stand by my original opinion, progression in schools is very non existant/rigid. It is litterally, someone leaves and you take place (just an assumption).
4th February 2009, 11:50 AM #25
Before I become a Network Manager I worked for a IT outsourcing company.......lots of fun, differnt faces and places each day
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