How much does a MCSA worth in job market?

Discussion in 'MCSA' started by BB, Sep 7, 2003.

  1. BB

    BB Guest

    How much does MCSA and MCSE worth in job market? Or a Certified Public
    Accountant worth more?
    I have a degree in Accounting and Finance. I have passed A+, Net+ and
    i-Net+ and I am going for MCSA now. I think I should able to get it by Jan
    2004. Currently, my job duties include Accounting and IT and I am the only
    one in IT dept. I do all sorts of IT stuff for the company and I have been
    working for this company almost 4 yrs. My current pay is like $35K annually
    and I am discussing with my boss about promotion next year which I request
    $38K annually. Do you think the amount I request is reasonable or below the
    market price? I am located in Seattle, WA. I am also thinking whether I
    should go for MCSE or CPA next year. I would like to get some nice
    certifications in order to get myself into a position that can bargain for
    better pay. What do you guys think?
     
    BB, Sep 7, 2003
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    Lady Guest

    Whether you're certified or not, the work you do is certainly worth the
    amount of money you're asking for.

    If you like both fields equally, find out which has the greater need in your
    particular area.

    Where I live, CPAs earn more money, but there are more Networking positions
    available.
     
    Lady, Sep 7, 2003
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  3. I too have a background in Accounting and in IT. I have
    A+, Net+, MCP, MCSA, and a couple of other certs. I know
    what most techs make that are higher than me, and I also
    have a couple of friends that are CPAs. The increase in
    level of success is much greater on the side of CPA. If
    you have the experience and education to make you eligible
    to take the CPA, I suggest getting it.

    Scott Peterman
     
    Scott Peterman, Sep 8, 2003
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