I was in the same spot a year ago, MCSC or CCNA. I'm in the Dallas TX market and as far as which one I choose, CISCO!!!!
The truth is MSCS's and Cisco professionals bag on each other and if you ask one the answer will most likely be that the other is the wrong way to go. I choose Cisco because CCNA is the jumping off point into so many different fields. I can go into VOIP, CCNP, ect.... There are many of options out there and really you need to choose what will benefit you; not just in the next couple of months but years from now.
P.S. If you have the ability to attain your CCNA with your work picking up the tab, GO FOR IT!!