Overcoming the Obstacles Standing Between You and Your IT Career

If you’ve been thinking about making the transition to an IT career, you might find yourself holding back from taking the first step. 

And that’s ok. 

It’s natural to second guess yourself before making a big life decision. We hear some common concerns from students before they decide to commit to changing their lives by pursuing an IT career. 

“I don’t have the time.”

“I don’t have the money.”

“What if I fail?”

Ultimately, you’ll have to make the final decision about whether an IT career is right for you, but we’re here to help you work through the obstacles you may be facing. 

“I don’t have the time.”

This is one of the biggest concerns we hear from people that are thinking about attending Carolina Career College, and we get it. Many of our students attend classes while working full-time jobs and supporting their families. Time is a precious commodity and you don’t want to spend it on something that’s not worth it. 

However, it’s important to remember that working your way through IT certifications isn’t permanent. The late nights studying are all part of helping you reach a greater goal, which for many, is the sense of freedom you’ll get by working an exciting job in a thriving industry. You need to ask yourself if the time you spend now will be worth it for a better future.

We all have the same 24 hours in a day. It’s up to you to decide how you’ll use it. You’ll never know for yourself until you take the leap, but many of our students tell us how they wish they would have gotten started earlier. Just think about where you could be a year from now if you take the first step today. 

“I don’t have the money.”

Understandably, the cost of pursuing IT certifications is one of the top concerns for professionals looking to make a career change. Before deciding whether cost will be the determining factor in whether or not you move forward with attending a technical school like Carolina Career College, we recommend thinking about the value of IT certifications

Yes, you probably know that IT certifications will look good on your resume, but they carry more weight than you may think. According to CompTIA, 90% of employers believe that IT-certified employees are more likely to be promoted than those without them. Additionally, 91% of employers believe IT certifications play an important role during the hiring process. While you’ll be paying for the cost of certifications upfront, you could reap the benefits for years to come. 

Have you served or are you currently serving in the military? You may be eligible for GI Bill funding that covers 100% of your tuition. The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits. The team at Carolina Career College can help you better understand these benefits and will work with all students on financing options that are available. 

“What if fail?”

But what if you don’t? We believe that our students find so much success because we help them determine which IT path best complements their inherent skill sets. It’s easy to think that every IT job is the same, but there are many different IT needs in every industry imaginable. As technology continues to develop, opportunities will also grow. 

We do more than just teach our students about modern computer technology. We will teach you about the different programs available and help you decide which path is right for you, to make the transition to a career in IT as smooth as possible. We truly consider ourselves to be a partner in your success. 

We offer the following four programs to our students:

We recommend taking some time to look through each program to learn more about what to expect. Then, when you’re ready to get started, we can help you decide which program is best for your career goals. 

What comes next?

If you’re ready to take the next step towards changing your life with a new career, we’d love to talk to you. Request more info, schedule a free tour of our campus, or even start the application process right online. We’ll be here to help you every step of the way. 


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