I am in my mid-30s and wish more than anything that I had done a degree in Computing (which has always been a hobby of mine).
Instead, I went down the legal route and did Law Degree, followed by a Masters Degree and then completed the Solicitor exams (LPC).
I decided, however, that I did not want to be a lawyer after all and have been working in insurance for the past 8 years, as a Claims Handler.
I am desperately looking to do something else. I would love to have a job in IT but know that it is going to be impossible without any formal qualifications. I cannot really go back to doing a second undergraduate degree as I have a family now.
I spend most of my time messing around with computers in my free time and everyone always asks me for help rather than our official IT guys at work.
Furthermore, I am currently learning Python and getting on with it really well.
I did try to steer my legal career towards IT wherever I could so I specialised in Intellectual property adn did my Masters dissertation on the legal protection of Software.
My question - is there any way I might be able to work with IT, in any capacity, using my law academics and insurance experience?
If so, what sort of job roles should I look for?
OR, am I wasting my time and shall have to accept that IT shall always be a hobby only for me?
Thanks for any advice.
Advice for Law Graduate with love of IT.
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