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Topic # 114759 2-Mar-2013 00:38
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Hello people,

I moved to NZ from the US like 4 months ago. I have bachelors degree in physics. I have tried to hard to find a job around physics in new zealand but no luck. So I am thinking to start a career about programming as I am kind of experienced and took some classes in college.

I got some questions. id appreciate if you answer. I can program in C, Pascal, Delphi.. but am not fluent in any of them but only Labview. I was thinking to become a certifed labview developer but i really cant find no adverts about people looking for a labview developer or programmer.

So do you think i can really find a job if i get certfiied? or can you recommend me of some good schools to go do a C++ or C# or maybe html and php course? but i dont think i can be a man of interest coz even if i get fluent in lets say html, there are always other prgorams i dont know about. so noone's gonna hire me. i think being good in only one language is not enough if u want to find a job in NZ.

so what would you guys suggest me to do at this stage. I am tired of working at takeaway restaurants. I want to do something about or around science, especially physics.

Thank you

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  Reply # 772551 2-Mar-2013 08:23
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It does sound like you need to start from the ground up, none of those langauges are really marketable any more. However you may find that you have to pay international fees at  a collage, which can be as high as 15K while locals pay only about 4K. What college to use is determined by where in the country you are living.

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  Reply # 772562 2-Mar-2013 09:03
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netspanner: However you may find that you have to pay international fees at  a collage, which can be as high as 15K while locals pay only about 4K.

Thats only true if the OP does not have residence.

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  Reply # 772573 2-Mar-2013 09:34
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Welcome to Geekzone and New Zealand... Good luck with your career, whatever direction you take it. You might want to post this question in our IT Pro subforum instead of the Introductions, just in case some of the people following those discussions don't look in this one.

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