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What type of technician? Computer/network? HVAC? Auto?

What part of PA are you looking in? I may have some ppl I can call.
 

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Electronics/Engineering Technician

Analyzed concepts of AC/DC voltages and their relation to electrical circuits using Digital Multimeters, Oscilloscopes, Voltmeter, Function Generators and Logic testing Probes.
Ability to solder (fine pitch), read schematics, and troubleshoot circuitry from schematics
Designed and built timers, counters, and clocks using the 68HC11 embedded microprocessor.
Demonstrated knowledge of Pulse code Modulation by Designing, Constructing and troubleshooting a Laser Transmission Intercom System.
Successfully completed more than 400 hours of troubleshooting, network design and implementation of access control lists using Cisco bridges, switches, routers, and virtual LANs.
Acquired knowledge and understanding of the IOS commands and WAN acronyms as defined by Cisco Systems.
Configured a Windows 2000 and 2003 server and setup a client-server network using Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP, and Subnetting accordingly for use of Cisco Routers and Switches.
Installation and troubleshooting of Operating systems Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP.
Completed and demonstrated projects and proposals using Word, Works, Excel, and PowerPoint. Also familiar with Microsoft Outlook.

Thanks guys

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Holy crap that's a varied position. I've met CCIEs (the highest level cisco certification aka god of Networking) who couldn't do that stuff (the electronics engineering stuff that is)

Sorry man there isn't much for super high-tech engineering positions in my area. Probably better off toward Philly or even Allentown/Scranton. (If you're in the NE PA area)

BTW whats the average salary for that position b/c i think I'm in the wrong end of this whole IT field...
 

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I'm not really sure of the going rate. I just need to find a job there that pays around 14 or more cause i need to move there. I dont think i could do it without making anything less. I'm a hard worker im not late and my g/f in PA would be happy :)
 

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$14 / hour? $14,000 /yr??

With just that Cisco skill set you can pull at least $40,000 and that's in my area where the going rate for anything in IT is 25%-50% less than the average in cities. You may be better off search in NJ if you want to live in PA.

My friend whose a CCNP and has ridiculous cisco experience is interviewing for jobs w/ a starting salary of $60-75,000.00 in NJ w/ huge sign on bonsues.
 

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I'm at the point where i just need to get a job there maybe find a better one once i get settled in a bit...40k a year that would be sweet but really i need to get a job lol.
 

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Yea but if you settle for something and let yourself get jerked, it hurts your future salary as well.

Case in point, I'll use me b/c I did that and get shafted.

The last job I worked at doing technical support i made a whole whooping $17k a year, full time mind you. I settled b/c I had no job and needed experience in the field and certifications.

Well most IT jobs want a salary history, you can usually embelish a little bit (I wouldn't suggest it), but I didn't I applied for a job in NJ doing network consulting, the position posting said "Salary between $45-55k annually" so I thought sweet. Well there was a whole different tune when during the interview he asked me my past salary, he made an offer of $34k and I talked him into $38k. Anyways I didnt work there. Same thing happened w/ my currnet job, it was budgeted for $50k, but when they seen my salary history they offered me $32k, which I talked them up a little more. So all and all I got shafted but now I like the job and now i'm stuck since i'm having a baby in March.

I would say if you have to settle don't plan on staying too long b/c if you need a job to pay the bills fine, but if you stay too long you make future employers think 1 of 2 things...

1) He's got all these skills and he likes working for cheap
and/or
2) He must not be that skilled and that's why he works cheap

...So they'll either low ball you or you may not get an offer.
 

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Good info. I will keep that in mind...I was looking for some jobs and some jobs said send your saraly history...now that i think about it this is probably why :) thanks a ton.

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Yea but if you settle for something and let yourself get jerked, it hurts your future salary as well.

Case in point, I'll use me b/c I did that and get shafted.

The last job I worked at doing technical support i made a whole whooping $17k a year, full time mind you. I settled b/c I had no job and needed experience in the field and certifications.

Well most IT jobs want a salary history, you can usually embelish a little bit (I wouldn't suggest it), but I didn't I applied for a job in NJ doing network consulting, the position posting said "Salary between $45-55k annually" so I thought sweet. Well there was a whole different tune when during the interview he asked me my past salary, he made an offer of $34k and I talked him into $38k. Anyways I didnt work there. Same thing happened w/ my currnet job, it was budgeted for $50k, but when they seen my salary history they offered me $32k, which I talked them up a little more. So all and all I got shafted but now I like the job and now i'm stuck since i'm having a baby in March.

I would say if you have to settle don't plan on staying too long b/c if you need a job to pay the bills fine, but if you stay too long you make future employers think 1 of 2 things...

1) He's got all these skills and he likes working for cheap
and/or
2) He must not be that skilled and that's why he works cheap

...So they'll either low ball you or you may not get an offer.
 

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Yea i used to not submit my salary history and once i started doing it I got responses like crazy. it seems they dont want to waste there time if they don't know where to start low-balling, lol.
 
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