Considering a career change
So here is the deal. I'm 38 in the midst of a long standing mid life crisis.
I have worked at the same mid sized company for 13 years, have great retirement benefits, four weeks vacation, I'm not jumping ship now. I'm looking for a career switch internally, but there is some vested interest in keeping me where I'm at. Still, every day I sit at my desk I can feel myself dying inside just a little more. I need to do something new.
I've decided to just educate myself where I'm interested so I have options. Hopefully internally, but if not?
It may come as a surprise, I have no IT degree or formal training. I'm entirely self taught. I've fixed PC's on the side with some success, but starting my own full time business is too risky.
I want to obtain some certifications that will make me marketable for a career in IT. I've heard bad things about some of the online schools though. Getting a four year computer science degree, probably not feasible for me right now, I would prefer a program that can help me be marketable at least in some entry level position in a year or so? Am I dreaming, or do such programs exist?