I’m 35 years old, married and I work full time as a caterer. My 20 years of work experience is solely in the food industry (from dishwasher to business owner). Frankly, I’m tired of it all. I want to get into a new field. The one area that interests is computers and given the way the world works now, I would guess there is a good chance for career longevity.
Here’s the problem. I have no formal traing, obviously. I also don’t know which areas I can realisticly shoot for, given my age and lack of experience. I have been going to community college for a little bit and I’m very close to an associates degree.
So, what's the best way to start? I know it's a large field and not something just anyone can hop into. Should I take some sort of basic computer programming class at the college? Am I better served looking into one of those technical schools that I see in tv? What certifications are most employers looking for? Thanks for any advice you guys can impart. Feel free to link any relavant sites that may steer me in the right direction.