Dec 182007

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics three of the fastest growing occupations in America are network systems and data communications analysts, computer software engineers, and computer systems analysts, all of which generally require a bachelor’s degree (at least). Living in Silicon Valley I know dozens of folx with these skills and these degrees who are getting burned out on their jobs, but feel trapped due to the expertise and connections they’ve developed over the years. Well, capella university may be just the ‘out’ they’ve been looking for.

Capella is an accredited, fully online university headquartered in Minneapolis, but their classes are available to anyone with internet access. Although they offer undergraduate courses in business and public safety in addition to information technology, what I’m actually referring to is not starting over, but moving up. I’m talking about using Capella and your experience in the field to earn a PhD in information technology. That way you’ll be in a position to share your knowledge and experience with the next generation of IT gurus coming up the pipe right now. Because when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics speaks, college advisers listen, as do tuition paying parents. 😎

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