Heya, i'm a full stack web developer with a BFA, been working for about 3 years and coming to the sad realization that it's just not for me. I enjoy computer technology, and I am an excellent programmer, but I derive no personal satisfaction from writing code and building products, therefore I am incredibly unfulfilled :/
I'm basically fresh out of school (i'm 23) did well in undergrad (3.7 overall gpa, honors) totally debt free with a healthy savings account (thank you software engineering) but I have a whopping 0 of the necessary prerequisites for nursing school. I'm not too worried about that part just yet, because I am a diligent student, and if I decide to do this I will give it my all as far as the academics go.
I'm more concerned about making the right choice before spending any money and time on additional education. I've been considering the healthcare field for a long time, but never really jumped in due to outside pressure to get a job and start earning, etc. I'm not particularly interested in prestige or money, becoming some hot shot physician or whatever. I just want to feel i did something to help someone when I show up to work.
Considering I have just about no experience in healthcare aside from shadowing a cardiologist for a bit when i was in college, whats a good way for a full-timer to get his feet wet in the field?
I've considered getting and EMT-B and volunteering at an ambulance company, becoming a volunteer fireman, serving meals at a hospital, helping out at a nursing home, etc. As i've said, my skills are limited, but I am willing to dedicate my free time to learn what I can and make an informed decision about my future.
Oh and i'm in NYC if that helps.
Any suggestions / help / encouragement are greatly appreciated!!