I'm a 40 year old , working full time as nurse, and a year ago I have enroled and completed the foundation year in Computing at evening University. Realised, syllabus might not be what I might want (as I might not be that much into web development) and I am considering transferring to Open University to get a degree in Networking and Communications ( 2 modules of syllabus are actually are ICDN1 and ICDN2 of CCNA routes+switches cert which was a nice surprise ) ... however untill I transfer I have started preparing for CompTIA A+ exam on my own with a Udemy course and couple of books ( simply because I cannot afford nor I think it's worth pf paying to some school £800-1000 on behalf of pdf's and slides - as I proved myself I can pass exams at Uni - I can do this too).
After that I am planning to continue towards Network+ ; Security+ or CCNA-Security I will see over time....
My question is , as I am really concerned - what would you do if you would be in my shoes, as I really have a great concern HOW TO put the foot in the door in IT ( I am thinking of probably applying for IT helpdesk or simillar , but not sure how will I handle all financially as helpdesk is not usually paid the best according to what I see on indeed and similar sites ...??
I have almost 20 years experience in customer service and dealing with people, however I allways preferred work behind the scene more .
What would be your suggestion and what would you do and where would you potentially try to explore your options and chances for potential work in the desired field??
This is my fourth year in London, and I have made accountancies and connections mostly in healthcare field , not much related to IT.... But I am open to opportunities and ideas, as we never know when some door might open.
Open for suggestions and advice....