Career Question? Specialist versus Generalist dilema
Posted on 2003-11-07
I am sorry, I did not find any other appropriate place to post this, jet I need help of the fine minds residing on this board.
I am now in IT field for 3 years working as a network admin and feel that I need some career planning advice. I have bachelor degree in unrelated field, MCSE, Citrix CCA and CCNA certifications and been working mostly in windows environment so far.
What is disturbing me is that I feel that I know a little bit about these technologies but not much in depth about either of it. I question how long should I generalize before I specialize?
I would like to advance my career and it feels that only taking more certification exams doesn’t do it. Neither salary changes much neither I feel that I am remarkably more knowledgeable after it.
I feel that I am too much of generalist and that should specialize, but not sure on what track.
I need I niche but need help picking up one which has a future and substantial earning possibilities.
I have also been thinking about adding an MBA to my education as I way of advancing.
Could you help me with your advice or tell me to whom I could possibly turn for help?
Thank you very much.