Users in this career have rated it a 2.2 in terms of their own personal satisfaction with the career. This figure represents an average taken from the responses of 636 MyPlan.com users during registration.
Users were asked to rate their happiness in their current occupation as being either "Very Happy" (4), "Happy" (3), "Mixed / Neutral" (2), "Not Happy" (1), or "Miserable" (0).
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There are 1042 users in this career group. They represent 20 different countries. You can see the list of users in this career group by clicking on one of the links below. You can also join this career group simply by selecting your current status and clicking "Add Me."
The number one tip I would give anyone considering this as a career is to start as early as possible. Nothing makes up for experiance in the work place. I would recommend this career to anyone who enjoys helping people, and solving problems. If I had to do it all over again I for sure would. I may do a couple of things differently to move my career along faster, but I am happy with where I am now. The biggest pro from being a support technician is the immense satisfaction you get when you solve the problem no one else could. It is also very satisfying when one of your ideas for better support saves the company you work for a lot of money. The one thing that you should know about this career is that it requires a lot of self teaching. Many computer support personel expect a ton of training in the field, but until your into a specific system it is a on the job training. College degrees are important, but the actual training and learning comes when your in the field.
My career as a Computer Support Specialist is something I would never trade. Every day I get to help new people / customers and add to my own knowledgebase. Whether I am trying to solve a new problem, or I am teaching other people how to solve a problem, its a very rewarding job day to day. And the pay is nice too!!