I've determined I'm not going to make enough money quickly enough as a solo site builder / developer to be able to get by, so I need to find actual, regular employment. Ideally this would be doing something working with Drupal, or at least using a similar skill set.
However, I do not have a background in computer science, programming, etc. I've built a number of Drupal sites (no custom module work) over the past few years, I worked as a System Administrator from 2000-2002 and I've used some flavor of Linux as my desktop environment since then. My undergrad degree is in History...
So my question is, what skills should I be looking to add in order to make myself attractive to potential employers in the Drupal world? I'm guessing a good understanding of, and the ability to use php & mysql would be a place to start, as well as experience creating custom modules in Drupal. What else?
Also, my current ability to use & manipulate php/mysql is rudimentary at best. Any suggestions for how to most effectively & efficiently build up my understanding of and ability to use both?
I've done some looking (i.e. Googling) re: classes on php/mysql and there are a whole bunch. Any way to narrow down those choices would be greatly appreciated.
Finally, primarily because it would be easy to register for, affordable, and the registration deadline if fast approaching, do any of you have any experience with or opinions on the Basic and Intermediate PHP/MySQL classes offered online by Century College?
Thank you very much for any / all help that might be provided...!