I'm pretty lucky I think, I was able to get my dream job pretty much directly after graduating high school. Three months after graduating high school and doing some computer programming work for a radio station my current employer contacted me with a job offer, to which I took and have held for the last 4 years.
One would think, "Dream Job right out of high school! Awesome", and one would generally be correct. I've thought the same thing for the last 3 and 1/2 years and have only recently realised that programming is possibly not for the dream job I thought it would be, or that I've just plateaued so early on in life.
I have no degrees, I haven't been to University or any extra education after graduating High School.
How would you go about deciding if the current career path you are on is the correct one to follow? (ignoring the fact my information solely relies on me plateauing after 4 years?)
- I love programming, it feels so good to be able to produce something from nothing basically and for it to provide something for others
- I'm not in bad rap with my Boss or work