We had children in the last decade so my wife was a stay at home mom. In her mid 20's when she was working she was a project manager making $80,000 a year. She managed more than 50 engineers during her busiest schedules. She has a 4 year degree in Business Management with an emphasis on Telecommunications management (think networks and call centers).
She doesn't want to get a job making $30,000 a year. She feels her intelligence, experience, and value all exceed an entry level worker's salary. The problem is she has a huge gap. We've bought and sold a few rental properties, managed tenants, repairs, collected rent. We are thinking about making up some back story about all this to justify that she spent a decade at home. This has us feeling uneasy.
Any idea how she could make entry into the work force at a respectable (above $60,000/yr) salary?
I can only refer to my own work experience. I went to college. I was near top of the class. I had a business degree with a focus on telecommunications management. Out of college I'm not managing anything, I'm traveling the country with a drill and a laptop mounting and configuring telecommunications equipment.
I was not the best at the physical part. I didn't grow up working on cars or fixing things with a hammer. After 6 months of humping boxes I asked for a project management position. My salary doubled, and I didn't have to do the physical stuff I was good at.
The men and women who were smarter than me, but better able to h**p boxes kept humping boxes for 1/2 the pay. Shouldn't the people best at humping boxes be promoted over me.
One time we did a nation wide roll out for home depot. The IT director was female. She was running the entire show, but I bet she never humped boxes.
One girl that worked with us, not the smartest, not the most able to h**p boxes was promoted as well.
In other jobs I've seen the people who don't work as hard, but can schmooze well with the boss be promoted as well.
Good looks and/or charm/charisma help too.
In summary, why don't the mediocre people either get fired or forced to stay in a job for which they are not as proficient, and let the higher skilled leaders of a certain job get promoted.
These are the 2 career fields I am trying to choose between. I'm actually almost finished with my associates in computer programming, and am now considering about networking. I might give telecommunications a try, I just want to figure out what i want to do before I go on to get my bachelors degree.
I am currently pursuing a Masters in Information Systems. I currently have a BAS in Technology Management and an AAS in Computer Networking. Right now, I work at a small private school, obtaining grants, researching new programs, working with parents & students, and fundraising. I got this job after staying home for three years and being out of the industry for 7. (I used to be a IT Manager for small telecommunications company that went bust in 2001). I really want to get back in IT (especially for the $) and I want to make sure that the education that I am getting will be marketable. I just don't know what types of jobs to go for. Can any one give me some ideas? I live in Atlanta.
I've looked up job possibilties...careers I might go with in the future, but I'm wondering if I've overlooked any possibilities.
She is who these programs are suppose to be for yet is having a hard time finding help. She is a single mother in Tennessee. She has a full time job but is having trouble making it by. What help can she get. Thank You
I am thinking of changing my major for my associates degree to something that I can get a job that makes an ok amount of money while I work further my education. What type of associates degree would be the most benifical?
I have to do a presentation on a topic that relates to staffing. Some classmates have done theirs on telecommunication, project management, work study, temporary employment and internships. I want to do mine on computer networking but I don't know if and how it's related. If you do think it's related then please tell me how you think it's related.
Please no bogus online survey taking posts. I currently have a career on the installation side of the telecommunications industry. This is a high paying job (around 75k per yr) but would like to take my technical background or management degree to find a work from home position someday.
Thanks in advance.
The job I want has a HUGE pay range. I am wondering if the pay is determined by the location (because they are hiring in many many cities), or only by experience. I currently make very very close to the high end. Will the pay be limited because I am in a smaller city? or will I be paid close to what I get now, if I am hired.
Im hoping to have a job helping sustain the environment but i don't necessarily want to be "in the field". Maybe designing or recomending green technology for companies? What kind of degrees should I look into?
What are jobs in the tech and engineering (with management experience) related fields that pay around 800k.
For a person with educational qualifications MsC is Engineering, and a MBA.
Be it in Electrical, mechanical, aerospace, or telecommunications engineering.
I mean a degree in hospitality? I'll have a degree but it will be in broadcasting, telecommunications and mass media. i want to have a career that involves travel, leisure, people and different cultures. do i need a degree to do that?
I know that a associates degree isnt much but is it possible to find a job with an associates degree in sociology? I want to get a bachelors degree but are there any options for jobs with someone with a associates degree?
I have a B.S in Information Networking and Telecommunications and several years of project management and IT service desk experience.
I have Associates in Electrical Engineering, Bachelors in Telecommunications and Masters in Operations Management. How I wound up in banking I will never know! What is the best way to get the experience I need to move into the mechanical engineering field? I would be willing to even work evenings with someone to teach me the ropes. Help!
Right now I'm in my sophomore year of college. I'm going for electrical engineering but I don't really know what kind of jobs I can get with this degree. The only ones I know of are working at a car plant and telecommunications. If anyone knows of anything else please let me know. Thanks
I want a computer job that's interesting but yet in high demand that pay a high salary . were I can sit on a computer all day maybe .
Looking for a career change and was wondering what are the actual daily job tasks for someone in marketing department for telecommunications?
I made a mistake. In 1996 I was a bright student, one year out of high school. I really didn't want more school, but faced with $5.00/hr jobs and no possibility of supporting myself, I decided to go to college. I chose DeVry University and received my Bachelor degree in Business Administration (telecommunications management) in 1999.
Even though I was making more than 80K a year and flying first class on flights every week all over the world, and staying in very nice hotels, I always felt regret that I didn't choose a school for its Academic recognition. Sure I was making more than many of my Ivy League counterparts because I hopped onto technology when it was hot, but after the tech bubble crashed, and I lost my job, I wished I had gone to a "real" school.
For my masters, I don't have a lot of desire to flip the degree into big bucks. I just want something that people would value...yes, I mean this in a vain way. I want to say I went to a school that is recognized just like I want to wear brand name shoes. I want the world to know that even though I have my shady DeVry degree, that I'm still solid enough to earn a "real" degree.
Where can an average student go to college. I don't want a shady degree like University of Phoenix--perhaps one of the local state universities. I always liked Cal Poly San Luis Obispo...or maybe I can polish my test taking and writing skills and try for a UC.
If anyone has ideas on how I can earn my masters in business/mba/finance from a school that is reputable but accessable to an average adult student let me know. By average I mean 3.5 GPA in highschool, 3.8 DeVry.