Networking or SAP: Best opportunities for the future?

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Between networking and SAP, which area would have the maximum salary in the future? I'm trying to get a sense of which way I should go.

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There is no way to tell. A lot depends on the company that hires you and their pay scale. The same job can have a vast pay range.  A lot there can depend on the region of the job as well.  Example a network job may make 75k in a small rural town. That same job in a place like New York City may pay upwards of 100K or more. Pick what you are happier with, money is not everything if you hate going to work for the larger paycheck.

While SAP is highly in demand in today’s job market. If you don’t have an interest in networking, you should definitely switch to SAP. Also, from earning and salary point of view, SAP should be ahead than networking.

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  • TheRealRaven
    Neither is "better" in the present nor the future. It's like asking "Which is better -- railroad lines or freight trains?"

    Go with however your aptitudes and interests lead you.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    This is not the way. This is not possible to compare while both are on demand. Specially SAP is highly demand in job market. You can consider for SAP Basis. However you did not reveal your qualifications etc.
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  • ankit3302
    While both the streams are not comparable, but SAP is having high demand. Also, the career opportunities are quite good at SAP.
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  • ToddN2000
    Networking could lead to security positions as well. There is always going to be demand in that area.
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  • azohawk

    I will agree with the previous answers, there is not guarantee either way. New technology could be developed next year that would make either/both obsolete in a few years.

    Money isn't everything, doesn't matter about the money if you hate what you do.

    Both could lead to other (but different) opportunities.  I would suggest finding people doing these jobs and job shadow them for a day (or more).

    When I taught an CIS entry level course, I required students to find someone who does what they want to do and interview them about they do.  

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  • Subhendu Sen
    However, SAP course is more on demand in the job market. Or if you go for networking, you can link Cisco official website and get knowledge about their courses on networking.
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  • dsb1393
    Anytime SAP is the best.
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  • azohawk

    There is also the consideration of where the jobs are. Most companies need someone (full time, part time, contract, etc.) to do network type work. In my immediate (fair size community that includes Fortune 500 companies), I am not aware of anyone using SAP, the closest companies I know of using SAP are over an hour away by car.  Only one of them has SAP development staff on site.

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  • ankur21
    Go with SAP as supply is more for Networking
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  • Kevin Beaver
    Your maximum salary is reached in a field/practice where you can reach your full potential - bringing real value to the marketplace. Don't get too caught up in networking vs. SAP. What interests you? What do you feel you're good at? What work can you get fired-up about so you know that, with time, you can be one of the top people in that field? I've written more about IT and security careers here. Best of luck!
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