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Hello there,

Currently I have been wondering about what to do with my life and have been considering getting an apprentachip in IT. At first my apprentercipe would pay me around £100 but once full qualified that would obviously increase and I would be fully trained to a high level. I have quite good knowladge of HTML,CSS,PHP & MySQL so this would help. What I was wondering is are there any people on here that work in IT? What's your job title? What do you do in this job? What's the pay? And finally do you enjoy it?.

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Hello there,

Currently I have been wondering about what to do with my life and have been considering getting an apprentachip in IT. At first my apprentercipe would pay me around £100 but once full qualified that would obviously increase and I would be fully trained to a high level. I have quite good knowladge of HTML,CSS,PHP & MySQL so this would help. What I was wondering is are there any people on here that work in IT? What's your job title? What do you do in this job? What's the pay? And finally do you enjoy it?.

I don't have a 'job' as-such in I.T, apart from freelance web developing and investing. However, I.T is quite broad, from robotics, to data input; find the right thing for you.

If you were to get an apprenticeship, what route would you go down? (Web developing, systems analysis, etc (this list continues a lot))

I'd say -and many would agree- that I.T is a growing industry, with a lot of money involved; since the robotic industry (involves IT) has taken over some human jobs; as it's too dangerous for humans to do, less mistakes are made when a robot does it, in the long-term; cheaper.

Before jumping into something that would result in a career - which is hard to switch nowadays - looks around a bit, and figure out if it's exactly what you want to do; it sure is stable enough.

Good luck!

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Well the apprenterchipe depending on what level I took into to open many different types of careers in the web industry but personally it would most likely been web developing but another area that seems to interests me in software programming but as I say, as doing my apprentercipe I will be opened up to all the different types of IT careers!

One of the main reasons I am interested in this is because of my current knowladge in it and also the joy I currently have of doing it and learning it! This joy I haven't felt learning anything else except Muay Thai which I am also passionate for and also looking to make a career from with my first professional fight very soon!

And thank you for the luck! :)

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I too wanted to venture into IT but I got quite board of it mostly maybe because it was networking blah. I dont know how It is where you are but here in the states we have wayyyy too many IT people and the requirements for a decent paying job is outrageous. What you can possibly do is because a lot of places require X amount of related work experiance in which right now you have none (I assume) is go to school and try starting out as a consultant. Here in the states the consultants charge soo much money and they dont do a thing they just tell us what we need and we got to hire the person to do what the consultant says to do.

This doesnt make sense to me but people still hire consultants

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I'm currently doing an apprenticeship in Digital Media at an Agency in Brighton as a back & front end web developer. I get paid £250 a week at apprenticeship wage which is a fair amount.

Gaining loads of experience and I'd really suggest the scheme to anyone, but I'm also certified by Cisco as a network administrator and trained up to be some form of IT Technician before I found this.

I'll probably stick to the Web Development for a long while, so seems like a good career path.

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As most works, you need to have some skills and invest yourself into it if you want to succeed. I'm sure there is loads of open position nearly everywhere in the world, even in the US (I could move there without much troubles myself due to the contacts I have). So if you like the work and accept to invest the time and effort it's a good job. However be prepared to learn all the time, and not stop at the first thing you know how to do.

For the salary, I'm a bit biased due to where I live, but the salary is pretty high, specially if you become a specialist in some area.

Regarding the apprenticeship, it's a good start but certainly not enough to make a career, you may need to do some higher degree school (evening school or other solutions), not only for the "license" or certificate the school can deliver but for wider knowledge. For example design patterns, math, or other areas could be tricky to learn all by yourself.

I'm 40 Y myself, working in this branch since I'm 18, and I'm still highly happy about my choice.

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Well I believe the apprenticeship may be 3 days work and 2 days collage a week, giving me the qualifications I need via collage and work experience via the work so it all works out and also like I said I enjoy learning to code. I do it in my spare time for enjoyment so I deffinatly wouldn't mind doing it full time! It would also help me progress my skills in order to reach my online dreams of owning a successful browser game and a successful coding company!

This career deffinatly seems like the path I am going to take!

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