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IT Careers: Find an IT Career Path Right for You

IT Careers: Find an IT Career Path Right for You

August 31, 2022 in Career Change to IT, Centriq News, College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

Technology is an exciting field that is always offering great opportunities for career growth. These roles are ideal for anyone looking to upgrade from their current position or completely transition from their previous careers. Centriq is all about getting you on the path towards your new role in IT. With over 30 years of training experience under our belts, we know how to teach technology and are there for you from your first inquiry to the moment you start your job search.  

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ALTERNATIVE CAREERS FOR SELF-EMPLOYED GIG WORKERS

ALTERNATIVE CAREERS FOR SELF-EMPLOYED GIG WORKERS

August 30, 2022 in Career Change to IT, Centriq News, College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

The gig economy is attractive work for those who value freedom in their roles. But jumping from one project or role to the next takes its toll. What freelancers may not realize is that going from self-employed to employed offers many of the same benefits in the IT industry. Gig workers are self-motivated and reliable people, making them a great fit for IT careers that require people to be dedicated to self-learning and following through on commitments. 

If you are looking for how to get out of the self-employment life and into a full-time role, a transition into an IT career is the fit for you. Whether you are an Uber delivery driver, pet sitter, virtual assistant, or personal shopper, your skills will transfer seamlessly to the IT field.

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A College Degree Or Technical Training?

A College Degree Or Technical Training?

August 26, 2022 in Centriq News, College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Elizabeth Granada

Technical School vs College  

It’s a common misconception that the only way to enter the workforce is to have a college degree. Most high school students are told that without a degree, a high-paying job or successful career isn’t possible. However, not everyone thrives in a traditional college setting, and the cost of a college degree often outweighs the return-on-investment.   

Luckily, the need for college experience is fading, especially in tech. While computer science or programming degrees were often the go-to path for those wanting to break into tech, the IT industry has continued to evolve—especially to combat the nation-wide shortage of tech talent.

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How to Become a Full Stack Developer

How to Become a Full Stack Developer

August 24, 2022 in Career Change to IT, Centriq News, College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

Full stack developers play a core role in any organization they work in. They’re crucial members of the team that write code, create user interactions, and perform duties on the front and back-end. Curious about the exact details that come with the role? We share everything you’ll need to know about becoming and being a full stack developer.

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Best Careers for Veterans

Best Careers for Veterans

August 23, 2022 in Career Change to IT, Centriq News, College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

Veterans have seen and done a lot in their time. Being adaptable while also being great team players creates a good blend of traits that would fit well within the technology world. Great communication skills and the desire to help others are just a few of the characteristics that veterans hold. They also happen to be characteristics that employers in IT look for and value

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How To Get Out Of Food Service And Into An IT Career

How To Get Out Of Food Service And Into An IT Career

August 16, 2022 in Career Change to IT, Centriq News, College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

Thinking of leaving the food industry? Maybe you’re tired of the job instability, low wages, or long hours on your feet that come with working in the restaurant industry. Maybe you want your weekends or evenings open to spend quality time with your family, or the option to work remotely. Perhaps you worry there’s not much room for upward mobility within the restaurant space. If you’re thinking about leaving or not returning to your restaurant job, you’re not alone — half of U.S. workers will not be returning to their old jobs. A third are considering leaving the industry entirely. 

But then comes the question — if not the food industry, then what? If you’ve worked in the industry for a long time, it can seem like you’re stuck because you don’t have the experience, education, or training to enter another field. But there are always options, especially now as technology continues to advance and the option for virtual training becomes more widespread. Today we’re talking about how you can train for a new career and leverage the skills you’ve gained from working in the food service industry to get an in-demand job in IT.

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How To Make A Career Change Into IT

How To Make A Career Change Into IT

August 12, 2022 in Career Change to IT, Centriq News, College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Elizabeth Granada

You might have read it only takes 21 days to form a new habit, but when you try it out for yourself, you have no problem reverting back to your old ways on Day 22. So what gives? As it turns out, the idea of developing a positive change in 21 days was a misinterpreted quote from Dr. Maxwell Maltz. Maltz actually states it takes a minimum of 21 days to make a permanent change, and it can take much longer depending on the change you are looking to make. Studies now show it takes anywhere from 18-254 days to make a change, with the average person taking about 66 days to establish a new habit. 

These numbers might seem daunting, especially if the change you are trying to make is to entirely change career paths. However, with the right tools, you can create a positive change in your future with a new career in IT. Are you ready to make a positive change in your life and join the IT industry? Check out our tips to help set you up for success! 

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ALTERNATIVE CAREERS FOR TEACHERS

ALTERNATIVE CAREERS FOR TEACHERS

August 11, 2022 in Career Change to IT, Centriq News, College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

Teachers have a lot on their plate from managing students to preparing lesson plans. It can be a rewarding field but doesn’t come without its fair share of stress. Those looking for a career change from teaching can consider the IT industry. Teachers are skilled at simplifying complex notions, helping others, and staying organized among other things. These qualities become especially useful when starting a tech career.

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