I am 41 years old.
I have a BS in MIS, an AS in Software Development, and an MBA in Info Syst.
About 10 years ago, I worked in an IT department of a local hospital as a help desk tech. Did this for about 3 years. That’s the extent of my hands on experience.
I would like to be a database developer.
I started studying for the MOS Access 2010 certification and I’ll probably pass it.
But, how do I get a job? I have a full time position in the postal service and Ive been there 17 years.
No, I havent been able to find an IT position within the company and dont expect to.
I just dont want all that study to go to waste. Not to mention the money I could be making. Would making up a database, say in Access, be enough for experience to get me in the door?
Can I go in the door making at least $60K? How? I live in Birmingham, AL. Do I need to move?
Am I too old to ‘start over’? Would it be stupid for me to leave the so-called security of the government job? (Even with the turmoil the post office is going through)?