Hey all I have a question that maybe someone can help shed some light on. This group's experience is varied and there are a large number of very successful people here. So here goes...... I am pretty fried in my current career. 25 years as a Master Technician. Most of them with Toyota. I have reached the top of the scale as far as salary and perks. I have no more room for advancement unless I want to move into Service Management, which is nothing more than a position of terminal abuse. I am pretty good with computers and I enjoy technical pursuits. I have considered going back to school for some kind of IT degree but I keep hearing that all the IT jobs are being outsourced overseas and IT is dead. Is there any truth in this? Is IT truly a dead end career? I have been lead to believe that positions in Networking and Database Administration are still in big demand and that salaries are nearing the 100K range for really qualified persons in these fields. Is this total propaganda promoted by people wanting me to sign up for classes? Shoot it to me straight. I am burned out fixing cars, but I'm not stupid enough to jump ship only to find myself holding a worthless degree.