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Thread: Anyone With SCI Work w/ Computers or as Programmers??

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    Senior Member rdf's Avatar
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    Someplace between Nowhere and Goodbye
    I was a construction worker before my SCI...a plastering contractor. It was hard, physical work outdoors, and I loved it.

    After SCI, I went to school and got a degree in Bus Admin with a concentration in MIS. Got hired while still in college by Lockheed Martin. Programming is quite different than anything I was used to doing, but I learned how to do it, and the money is good.

    I wish you well.
    Quote Originally Posted by KyleP2112 View Post
    It seems like working after a SCI is more doable if someone has a career established before they got hurt... who knows, there are always exceptions to the rule.
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    It's bleeping hard to find a job with my lack of exstensive experience.

    jschism: thanks about the good piece of advice about need a 4 year degree in computer science and that an associates doesn't get you much in the job market. Law school was an option but even beginning lawyers are having trouble finding a job around here...and law school costs some $150,000!

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    Quote Originally Posted by t8burst View Post
    You are in the wrong area of the country then. In the bay area it is quite the opposite.
    Agreed...on the east coast there is a big need for people with programming skills.
    "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing's going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss

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    Before my injury, I was in Engineering field, but didn't know anything about programming. After injury, I started a second BS in Computer Science because I thought it was the most (physically) accessible area for me. It was already 15 years ado. I don't even have any finger movement, but have been doing my job well enough. Yes, I agree. BS degree is very necessary.

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