// "I have A+, CCENT and CCNA but finding a employer seems impossible, so much so that I feel I either have to start my own company to work with businesses as a B2B firm or enlist in miltary and cross my fingers I get selected to work on networks! "
A great point. Being in IT/Nw field in past 15 yrs, I do always see arguments of no jobs or difficult to get your foot in the door, or now it is difficult to keep your job for guys with 10 or 20 years of professional experience.
The fact is jobs are becoming fewer and fewer nowadays with IT/Nw offshore and inshore outsoucing in past 10-15 yrs (Ist wave IT reduction ), IT total workforce constant reduction in past 10 yrs (maybe 1.5 wave IT reduction), and data center virtualization in recent a few yrs (2nd wave IT reduction).
However, we do see chances of good demand of highly qualified professionals in IT/Nw for each of the Jr., Mid, or Sr. level.
Love the technology, keep learning, stay on top, and keep sharp is the best strategy to secure a job for you and for your family.