in reply to Formal Education Required?

My advice? Get the degree. A lot of job postings that I've seen call for a "B.S. or equivalent experience". The experience is kinda hard to come by without previous experience, so you've got your classic "Catch 22" situation. The way to fix it is to get that degree. Not knowing you (or your knowledge), I can't say if the piece of paper will improve your skills (chances are good it will - there's gotta be something they can teach you that you don't know). But here's what the degree will do: I can sympathize, and wish you luck in your Escape from Zephyrhills. I grew up in Florida myself (Port Charlotte), so I understand the feeling of being stuck in a small town.

- robsv