Hi Everyone, I was hoping to find some help and answers here. I am 26 years old and have a BS in Computer Science. I currently work for a large Gases and Chemicals company in their IT department, I have been there for 6 years. In college, I spent four semesters as a Genetic Engineering major, so I have a good background in the life sciences. In the past year or so, come to the realization that IT is not what I want to do. The bigger problem is, I am not exactly sure what I do want to do or how I can manage to do it. I am single, I own my own home and I have to be able to sustain myself through school and also be able to get another job that will pay me enough to allow me to meet my financial responsibilities.
My mom is a nurse and she believes I would make a fine nurse. She thinks there are tons of specialities to choose from and I will not have a problem. For the past six months I have also been the primary caregiver for my grandmother and her doctors have asked several times if I had ever thought of going to nursing school (and they were serious). Through college, I worked at a nursing home, which I enjoyed tremedously. But I am not sure that all this adds up to a career in nursing. I don't want to invest alot of time and money into something I am going to end up hating, like my current chosen profession. Is there anyway for me to know if I am going to hate this before I even start? Will I know right away if it is not for me?
I feel like I have to make this decision once and for all. My sciences are about to expire and frankly, I can't take another day at my current job without knowing that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
I have researched programs in my area and there is a night/weekend program that I can afford. I am planning on calling over there in the next few weeks to try and talk to someone in there Advising Center and/or Nursing Program. I just don't want to make the wrong career decision, AGAIN!