So here's the situation. I'm a social worker by trade. I've been working for non-profits, schools and social service orginazions (group homes etc) pretty much since I've had my first job at 14. I'm starting to burn out on the field due to factors that are WAY too numerous to list (would probably need a seperate thread). I'm wanting to get into IT but am running into some resume problems. I do have technical knowledge on a hobby level. I enjoy working with it and what not. I'm just having a hard time getting my foot in the door. I'm in Portland Oregon to boot. I figured that junior positions would be great way to start but it seems that the majority of employers want quite a bit of skill and experience. I've started studying for my A+ and might move on from there, my thinking is that certifications might make up for my lack of professional experience. I have a degree but it's in psychology.
Beyond that does anyone have any ideas on how break into it. Other certifications or stories about how you did it?