I wanted to ask the age-old question is it too late?
I’m 32 with no prior professional experience in the field. My entire work history has been on the bottom rung of healthcare (CNA mostly disability service provider now) I’ve been an avid tech junkie my entire life and I would love the idea of making it into a career. I am 100% confident after a few practice tests I could sit for and pass both A+ tests so I’m not learning from a clean slate by any means.
My issue is what comes with bottom-tier healthcare is bottom-tier pay, paying 500 to take this cert and then apply for 4000 jobs just is not something I can reasonably do. Living paycheck to paycheck wasting that money would be catastrophic. Going to school is kinda out of the question at this point, so I guess my question is is it even worth the risk? should I try to get a job before getting the cert? is anybody even going to look at me twice? is ITF+ worth it at the cheaper price to at least “prove” I know something or is it completely pointless?
Obviously, there are no guarantees but is it really as bleak out there as some make it seem? some posts and videos kinda make it seem like I’ve got a better shot with something like content creation than actually breaking into this field with no degree or helpful social network.