I never have just one question to ask on this board for some reason, and this post will be no different.
I’m 26 years old and completed highschool and technical school (web dev and programming). Unfortunately I haven’t had much luck with either of those two professions and have decided that I want to try my hands at a new career. Something that’s not going to have me sliding from job to job, but rather, a stable career with job security decent pay, etc. Somethign I can be happy doing until I’m old, and will take care of my and my family’s financial needs.
I would really like and apreciate your opinions on the possible paths I could follow.
I would prefer something that I could get started in with 2 years of school, even if I have to continue school for another 2 after that, I want to be able to atleast get my foot in the door with an associates degree.
Some things I’ve thought about range from computer or electronic engineering and computer science to medical radiology and chemistry.
I find that I just can’t make up my mind, and almost everytime I hear of a new possible career, I end up adding it to my list. The decision seems so monumental, so important that I’m tempted to put it off, but I’ve been doing that for 6 years, enough is enough, I’m already assuming I’m going to have a hard time finding a job and competing at the age I’ll be when I finish school (28-29 after two years 30-31+ if going for bachelors or masters). Will I be looking at good prospects at that age with only schooling under my belt, no actual industry experience?
So I’m asking, what do you think are good, growing career opportunities now? What could I get started in after only 2 years of school? What career are you in, and how do you like it?
Lots of questions, I know, and I have one more: For those of you going back to school while working, how difficult is it? Do you find enough time to sped with your partner/family?
P.S: I plan on starting school as early as this fall, as late as next fall.