I would maybe get something to at least get your foot in the door, whether it's a degree, some certificates, or even a job at a computer place that desperately needs another employee, not really caring if they have a degree yet. Just do anything to get your foot in the door. Then you can build your resume. For example, someone will be more likely to hire you if you have a degree and/or experience at another similar job (especially if you held that job for a while).
Not to discourage you, but just remember that a lot of college graduates are still having trouble finding a job. Having your degree doesn't exactly guarantee you will be able to quickly get a job.
Maybe do what you said, focus on getting a few certificates, then find a computer job. Even if it's just working at the local Geekzilla for a year. (I made that up.
) It will help you find a better job later.Here's an interesting video
. I must say, it made me reconsider going to college. I may go to some good programming or electronics engineering school someday, but nothing else for me. Not with my money!
Well, that's my advice. It's really just an opinion. Feel free to disagree!
Edit: I'm not trying to say, "Don't go to college!" I'm just saying don't go to just any college. Go to a school that specializes in your field of interest.