I've been using macs (80%) and pcs (20%) as both a casual user and pro graphic designer user (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Quark, Etc.) since '96. I got laid off back in April and haven't had the burning urge to get back into print shops nor do I particularly want to learn web related design. I did some long and hard thinking about my next career and it hit me just the other day that maybe I could become an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician. I mean I love fixing things and I love macs. However, I'm worried that I might not have the chops to go down this path, even though I've been a mac enthusiast for a long time. I'm super thrilled about learning new things about one of my old interests. I've done some very basic home networking, upgrades and repairs over the years. I just passed my Mac Integration Basics exam and I'm studying for the ACSP with the Peachpit book. I thought it might be good to have both ACSP and ACMT certifications (if I decide that I can do this). My question is, what kind of job should I be trying to get at this moment (i'm still unemployed) that could possibly help me get into the field until I pass my certifications. Customer Service? Sales? (please god tell me not sales) A lot of the entry level IT jobs I've seen require more than I know right now. Should I also try and get my A+ certification? My expertise is the Arts and Graphic Design, but I love the thought of working on macs for my 9-5 job. Any other thoughts suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Or if anybody thinks I should just forget it all and sling drinks at a bar. I'm all ears.