Been working in energy efficiency doing shit like commissioning, energy modeling etc for ~7 years. Its OK, it pays alright, but I am in NYC where the industry is basically subsidized by law and stupid high energy rates. W/natural gas getting to be so cheap I am seeing the writing on the wall.
Heres where things get... interesting? Im moving down to NC with my wife. Im doing some freelance work for $$$ off this NYC stuff, but I am seeing this as a potential opportunity.
How do I break in? Let me clarify. How do I break in, making more than $40K/year? I am thinking maybe to take an engineering job, and do some help desk stuff part time (like 2-3 times a month) just so I can say I have 1-2 yrs experience. I'll get some certs and then hopefully move up to network technician. From there I don't know. I like the idea of working with databases but I don't think I can learn SQL without school. I would be OK with just working up to being a system administrator and figuring out what I want to specialize in when I'm actually in it.
Any insights? Are there already threads about this