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How can I expand my career search in today's IT driven society?


Shalanda Futrell Virginia Beach, VA

I don't have a background in IT and was never interested in it, do I force myself to go back to school? My career interests are in Risk Management & Security Sepecialist. Thank You

10 October 2019 4 replies Networking



Betty Diaz New York, NY

Plenty of companies have opportunities outside of IT :)
As a resource, you can put your MOS and it will give you what civilian jobs would be suitable:
Also, you can search jobs at CBS here: there are tons of risk management & security related jobs.
Hope this helps!

10 October 2019 Helpful answer


Jerry Welsh Middleville, MI

If you force yourself into IT, it will read like it and sound like it all the way and without passion in what you want to do as a career would not be a wise move. Look into that career of risk management and overall security. The career is big now days in the world we live in-active shooter and other scenarios that companies never had to deal with. Look at doing some Informational Interviews with professionals in the field. Research the Informational Interview first so you know the ground rules, this is not asking for a job, it is seeking help/advice/assistance on a career. Base the questions on that-what made you interested in your current position, if you were to enter the career field again what would you do different, what skills do you use more often... Also search Indeed for open positions, and if 90% you see require a degree, then at least you are getting a degree in something you enjoy. Without passion it is a job, with passion it becomes a career, you want to grow and learn. Thanks for your service. God Bless.


Drew Schildwächter Wilmington, NC

Shalanda: you might take a look at Salesforce's Vetforce Program ( You can complete online training, for free, and receive vouchers to take Salesforce certifications. Salesforce certifications are increasingly sought after and this is a great way to pick up some IT understanding.


Shalanda Futrell Virginia Beach, VA

Betty Diaz,

Thank You, I will look into these resources

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