My name is Alina Nadeem. I am a second year, mass communication, bachelor student in UAE. I am currently completing my bachelor's degree in strategic communication at my university, I am also planning to do a minor in IT. I have almost completed the Google IT Support Professional Certificate; currently, I am on my last week of the program. This program had actually sparked my interest for IT; however, my main concern is how I would go about this with my career in the future.
I thought that mass communication and Information technology would make a good combination for my career and would help me expand my options in the future since they are somewhat interrelated. So, I thought of doing a bit of research about the job opportunities that are offered for an associate degree in Information technology. But, as I searched through job descriptions for basic jobs such as a computer support specialist role, it is mentioned in the job description of this position that a minimum of 5 years of experience is required!
By the time I graduate, I'll have just an associate degree in Information technology and I'm not sure if my side-career in IT will actually get me into a job. Kindly, if anyone could be so kind as to guide me regarding this and whether I have made the right choice of choosing IT as a side-career. I am very worried and in need of consultation.
Thank you for your time and patience.