Dear What Am I Worth,
I have finished a Certificate in Business Computing and Diploma in Business Computing at CIT, and have been working for three months. I plan to do a MCSE later on this year.
Set to study
Aacorn International replies: We are unclear as to your current role, duties and location — all factors that frequently affect remuneration levels. For students who have undertaken two years of studies, their commencement salary is frequently somewhat lower than students gaining a degree or the national diploma. PC support roles are therefore in the range $22,000 to $28,000.
If your employer is sponsoring your studies towards MCSE, that involves a significant financial outlay and the cost should be amalgamated with your salary to fully appreciate the financial investment being made in you.
Whilst acquiring your MCSE may in itself not directly affect your salary expectations, it is inevitable that whilst completing your education you will also have gained significant work experience and therefore you could anticipate a minimum pay rise of 10% upon completion of your training and one year's employment.
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