Hey great insight Pete..
At 06:30 AM 7/14/97 -0500, Pete Davis wrote:
>> How are you guys doing? How can I get a job doing what ever you guys
>> I just want to make over 100,000 a year do you know what I mean?
>If your only goal is to make $100K/yr, there are easier ways to do it
>than the rites of passage people go through to be sysadmin/security
>experts. (for example, you could sell dope, sexual favors, or used
>cars). If network administration is the game you want to play, then read
>every book you can find on the subject, buy a computer, interview your
>way into a entry level (~$10/hr) support or techie position and start
>working your way up. Plenty of places will allow you to answer their
>helpdesk line with no real experience (dont believe me?, just try
>calling one) From that point, read every newsgroup daily on the subject,
>read every book on the subject, and build your resume. You may someday
>weasel your way into a sysadmin position, and make a decent salary
>($100k is still high for someone with less that 10 yrs experience from
>what I gather, but these figures vary across the country and your area
>of specialty. ) Just keep working hard, and stay honest. Learning when
>to keep your mouth shut is another lesson you must learn as you climb
>that $100k ladder. I'm still working on that one.
Daniel M. Koster