Thinking about going to local trade school. trying to decide which class to take information technology networking or software development?

The school I'm looking to go to only offers certificate not actuall degrees but it's much cheaper than a traditional college something I don't know if I have money for. But I've heard nothing but good things about it. Right now I'm just trying to decide which class to go into and trying to teach

The school I'm looking to go to only offers certificate not actuall degrees but it's much cheaper than a traditional college something I don't know if I have money for. But I've heard nothing but good things about it. Right now I'm just trying to decide which class to go into and trying to teach my self some basic programming with some books I picked up so I can have some idea of what I'm getting into, but I still need to decide which class. They both seem to be similar as far as the job market goes. At first I was leaning towards software development because the average wage seems to be a lot more but the i.t class seems to offer a more wide scale of computer technology and more jobs to go into not to mention more exciting, it also seems like it'd be easier to learn. I didn't exactly grow up with a computer in my house so I'm probably not the most tech savvy guy out there, probably know just about just as much as anyone else my age. But I need to find a better paying job and the computer world seems to be a growing industry plus I'm in my mid 20s so I need to hurry up and find a career to go into I'm not satisfied with a regular 12 dollar an hour job anymore. Thanks if you actually read this far

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Andy L:
Certainly, as automation and technology move forward, the unskilled jobs get squeezed out, and any additional training, certification, and abilities are an advantage.
The IT field is still growing, in web design and maintenance, systems debug, internet security, and software development, but the leading jobs in these fields require 4 or more year degrees rather than just technician.
Any field you have a natural talent in, or take well to learning and skills development is worthwhile.
This is one A to Z job set, showing what it takes to become one, the number of jobs, and job growth.
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/a-z-index.htm
There is a growing need in all medical related fields, an it may not be clear but welders, tool and die, quality assurance, heavy equipment operation, robotics technicians, and other manufacturing technician jobs do have a good outlook as well if able to move away from cities to where manufacturing occurs.
Robotics programming is a potential in software, or a GUI interface simplification to where average people can program robots by on-screen commands.

There is a job called Information Systems Technician about maintaining systems. That is really the first class you are looking at. Software Development will usually take more education. I don't think it is an entry level class.
Probably the IT Networking first, but try to examine what your best career choice is. You need to balance the time it will take to get all of the credentials and skills, the demand for the job and its pay scale, your personal abilities and talents, and whether you would enjoy working in the field.

Judy:
Not likely you'll find a job in software development without a 4 year degree.
Invictus:
All of them are interesting and interrelated although IT is more general. Networking is quite specific for web or computer networks. Software development is the best option if you are interested in coding/programming.
William:
Software.
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