Employable skill sets in 2000 and beyond?

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Can anyone suggest a skill set, particularly computer-related, that will be employable in 2000? Those of us who do not have tens of thousands to spend on solar, dried food, medicine, fuel, etc. really need to know! Are any of these three possibilities reasonable: Power Builder User, Cobol Programmer, Pi Technologies Software QA/Documentation Specialist (IT paraTechnical position).? I need something that I can get up to speed with in 6 to 9 months (obviously), keeping in mind that Ive done some Fortran and Basic programming, a bit of C++, and am reasonably proficient with Word, Excel, Access, ChemDraw, and Isis Base. Thank you in advance for any advice you may have.

-- Darryl Rideout (drideou1@san.rr.com), October 12, 1998


just a suggestion:

you might try to locate a small community that is on hydro-generated electrical power, and then find out what the local businesses will need in the way of computer support...

just my 2 cents' worth

-- Arlin Adams (ahadams@ix.netcom.com), October 12, 1998.

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