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IT Career advice

by SoundwaveHD / November 12, 2013 2:48 PM PST

Hello, I'm 27 and I have little work experience, I've decided that I'd really like to go into IT so I'm enrolling at my local community college.

I've done some basic programming before, I've used HTML and DrJava so I kinda understand the work involved. I really do enjoy programming however I've taken a class toward A+ and the hands on physical work is pretty fun too. Although If I had to say at this point I' enjoyed programming a little more.

However I hear that hardware based IT such as A+ and Security+ are HUGE now.

I'd like to go into web programming, like HTML, CSS, ASP.NET and Javascript but I'd like to know what has better job prospects, the hardware or software side of IT? What would be better for someone with no experience?

Also do you need to have a background in math to do programming? I've taken precalculus but really have no desire to take anymore math courses.

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