Originally Posted by TruStinger
My route was similar to Diavel. Worked on the help desk for a couple years to get my foot in the door, picked up the A+ and Net+ and moved onto a more network-heavy help desk. I got bored after a few months and moved on to pseudo-network admin, Ive gotten a few certs along the way. I cant complain, I make 80k a year. I dont know any engineers who have degrees but I do see alot of places are wanting a B.S. in Computer Science, although it doesnt have anything to do with networking so Im not sure why they are wanting it? The best thing you can do is get your CCNA done, thats the biggest entry-level networking cert.
Networking is a subset of computer science it has everything to do with it. Especially network security that is hot stuff right now! I just graduated with a BS in computer science and all of my big job offers have been in computer /network security.