Best path to enter a career in IT?
I've recently arrived in Ontario and am planning a career change. Previously, I have done teaching jobs overseas (Japan/Korea/Australia); however, I know that it is difficult to get a teaching job in Ontario. Therefore I was hoping to get into the IT sector, where there always seems to be jobs.
I am looking at or hoping to get advice on which is the best path to take. I have always been good with and interested in computers and IT so it is not all totally new to me; however, currently I have no certifications in the field. I am doing self study mostly, learning Linux and Python in hopes of becoming a System Administrator. However, I aslo see many postings for QA Analysis and Business Analysis, these jobs seem like they require less technical skills and perhaps may be a better starting point for me but I am not sure.
Are any of you in these careers, how easy is it to break in, what are the job perspectives, where is the best place to train for these careers; these are the questions that I have, wondering if any of you guys have the answers.