Computer Question(s)

Discussion in 'General' started by La Chimney, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. For a while know I've been trying to figure out what to do with my life. For a while I wanted to pursue a culinary career, but my hearts just not in it. Lately I've been contemplating two careers, working with computers or becoming a Nurse. (Yes, I'm a guy.) If I did want to pursue a career involving computers, where would I start to learn about them? I use them every day, but I'm far from being an expert. Any websites or personal tips that could help are greatly appreciated!
  2. Well, 'working with computers' is a bit of a generic thing. What do you want to do with computers? Would you like to know how to program, design webpages, work in IT, build computer parts?

    The key thing for now would be to find what you want to do with computers, and then it'll narrow your search.
  3. If you want to be good with computers start from the ground up. Learn the basics of hardware and software. Google is your friend. Then decide where you want to go from there.

    As for nursing, you'll need to go to college for that, and be warned, it's very hard. You could try to be an emt to see if you like it. It's easier to get in to, it's easy to switch to nursing, and you'll learn life saving skills that are very useful.
  4. As far as computers go, I'd like to start off with hardware. Tweaking, modifying, and eventually building my own computer. An EMT's salary isn't going to allow me to live comfortably(from what I've read) seeing as how they are usually no higher than 30k.
  5. If you want to create actual hardware, I heard that automation companies might be a good way to start. Look into any local company specializes in automation, and give them a call to see what are the requirements to get a job there. Could always ask what's the average salary.

    As far as "building your own computer" do you mean to buy the parts and assemble it? Or you mean "building your own CPU". The later is probably not something feasible.
  6. You're in the wrong city. Houston is usually around 40-50k but to be at a fire department, you also have to be a certified firefighter. Hfd is awesome though. I've made some interesting calls today. I'm not certified yet but I love it so far.

    It all depends what kind of work you want to do. I enjoy computers as a hobby but I know I would love working at hfd for a career

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