If you’re looking for a career in IT, Microsoft has released a free e-book: “Own Your Future“. Personally, the best advice I can give is this: do what you love. If you love working with computers, you’ll never work a day in your career. I love doing anything with computers, be it programming, server admin, fixing desktop issues, or building PC’s, it’s just fun. If you’re in it for the money, you won’t like it and you’ll want out as soon as you can. I’ve seen people who love this stuff go from desktop support to a network admin in charge of a whole corporation just by learning as he went and taking the initiative in moving forward. They’ve asked for tasks that were above what they normally do, done them and learned from mistakes. While others have gotten stuck in tech support because they only do the technical support, they don’t want to learn anything outside of that.