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Hi mate.
I am in australia at the moment and wanting to get an IT job here.
I want to select the right IT field from .net and data warehousing for starting my career.
I do not have any IT experience.
From .net and data warehousing, which is easy to learn and get an IT job? Which one has bright future (Regarding salary)?
Thanks.
Perhaps, it is better for me to review both career paths, that way you will be able to make a better, more informed decision.
#1: Learning .NET Programming VS. Data Warehousting:
Learning .NET Programming Language can be a six month to 1 year endeavor because you have to learn:
a.) Either programming language C# or Visual Basic .NET
b.) The Web Development Platform known as ASP.NET
c.) The .NET Framework Classes or Library
d.) The Relational Database - SQL Server
e.) HTML, CSS & Javascript
That is just to start with. There are many more paths that you can get into: sharepoint, commerceserver, etc.
Learning Data Warehousing would include:
a.) The Relational Database - SQL Server
b.) Database Administration
c.) Datawarehousing
So, I would say that learning .NET programming language is a much bigger task or project and in-addition to that, .NET Programming changes from year to year while Data Warehousing is more stable.
#1: Job Opportunities:
Doing a search on Dice.com for the keywords: \"Datawarehouse\" and \"Data Warehouse\" returns about 4,500 jobs.
A search on Dice.com for the keywords C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET returns at least 7000 jobs which makes common sense because data warehousing is less common than web developing or windows development.
At the end of the fay, you can see that while learning .NET Development will take you much longer than learning data warehousing, your skills will end up being more portable or marketable because you will have access to a wider pool of employers.
So which of these is more important to you?
Learning data warehousing and perhaps getting a job faster or taking a longer time to learn .NET Programming and ending up with more job offers?
What about the salary? Which one is bigger?