GeneralAnybody else made a wrong career choice?Posted:

  • Christmas!
Status: Offline
Joined: Apr 14, 20152 Year Member
Posts: 2,588
Reputation Power: 162
Man needs a bit of reassurance. I've been studying for a certain career for 2+ years now, but I'm now deciding that it's not for me. I'm 19 y/o, anybody done something similar? Suggestions?
#2. Posted:
Status: Offline
Joined: Feb 25, 20161 Year Member
Posts: 3
Reputation Power: 0
yes i wanted to be a software developer now i'm an engineer
#3. Posted:
  • Gold Member
Status: Offline
Joined: Oct 05, 2017
Posts: 24
Reputation Power: 3
Motto: Ductus Exemplo
I wanted to blow things up - now I'm fixing jets. Find something you enjoy now before it's too late for you to change.

Last edited by Sauceman ; edited 1 time in total
#4. Posted:
  • Gold Member
Status: Offline
Joined: Aug 30, 2017
Posts: 312
Reputation Power: 35
Motto: Verified Sticky for Call of Duty | Gaming Addict | TTG Enthusiast | Football Fanatic | Amateur Gold Gifter | Professional High Fiver | PM me if you have any questions
Bro I've changed my major 3 times: from construction management to business to computer science to now back to construction management. We'll find our way
#5. Posted:
  • Gold Member
Status: Offline
Joined: Feb 05, 20125 Year Member
Posts: 367
Reputation Power: 18
Motto: Motto:
I've changed my career while I've been in college and it's only my first year. I was going into Pre-Nursing but now I'm going to do Physical Therapy.
#6. Posted:
  • V5 Launch
Status: Offline
Joined: Apr 19, 20107 Year Member
Posts: 9,108
Reputation Power: 385
yep just happened to me, spent the last 2 years doing my prereqs to become a nurse got accepted into nursing school back in august and ended up dropping from the program few weeks ago. My advice is dont pick a career solely based off of the income especially when it involves healthcare. While its nice to have a job where u can make alot of money you will end up burnt out and regret it down the line if its something you truely cant see yourself waking up everyday and doing. I ended up changing my career path to information security which is something ive always been interested in since starting college. It also helps that my dad does that kind of stuff now and is able to guide me in the right direction.
#7. Posted:
  • V5 Launch
Status: Offline
Joined: Apr 14, 20152 Year Member
Posts: 2,588
Reputation Power: 162
Glad i'm not the only one, I have not wasted 2 years of my life because it is useful knowledge but I don't think I should continue that path any further.
#8. Posted:
  • Moderator
Status: Offline
Joined: Aug 17, 20098 Year Member
Posts: 2,283
Reputation Power: 1404
Motto: Im only here for the anime.
Yo I am also 19 years old. I am in college studying Biology with a pre-med focus so I can go onto med school after. I love it, but a stronger passion has come about recently.

I have not changed my major yet, but I am thinking of studying psychology so that I can become a guidance counselor at a school. This is a very different path than become a pediatrician haha I've learned that although I love helping people through diagnosis, I also love helping people by listening and understanding.

Luckily I have a super strong support group, but I get how you feel like... damn did I just waste that time?

Nahhh you didnt. It helped you grow to find new passions. Its a lesson you can now pass onto friends, family, even your kids.

Best of luck to you on switching it up a bit. Isnt college the time to find yourself?
#9. Posted:
  • Gold Member
Status: Offline
Joined: Apr 29, 20161 Year Member
Posts: 1,308
Reputation Power: 262
Motto: StreamahLive seller. Message me to buy stealth! :)
Ive done level 1 engineering in college when I was 16 (In UK we start college at 16) then I proceeded to do level 2 when I was 17. I was 3 months away from finishing but I was so sick of it and didnt want to do mechanics anymore so I dropped out at level 2. When I dropped out I wasted my life away for 6-7 months. I have always been into coding and decided that I want to be a programmer. Couple of months after my 18th birthday I looked into another college. I saw a games desgin level 3 course and it had c# in the banner. So being an idiot that I am, I thought I will code there. So I applied and got in. I have went to the college and stayed there for about 1 month. The class was full of brain dead people that didnt know anything about programming and when we done *coding* it was in stencil. Lul. 95% of the course was 3d modelling. I didnt enjoy it so I dropped out. That leaves me where I am right now. Right now Im trying to get any temp job until I become better at coding and hopefully get a job in software developing.
#10. Posted:
  • 5K Undisputed
Status: Offline
Joined: Jul 13, 20143 Year Member
Posts: 5,278
Reputation Power: 45
I'm about to turn 20 and still don't know what I wanna do yet
Users browsing this topic: None
Jump to: