Quote from zacarias
Yeah I think every job can get crazy. So software engineering to nursing are fairly polar opposites? What drew you to nursing?
I love the volunteers on my unit they worship me haha just kidding. Seriously, they are helpful not only to the unit secretary but the nurses.
Anyway, back to work tomorrow!
There seem to be a couple of similarities. The primary qualities of a good software engineer are assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Sound familiar?
I'm writing software for a group of co-workers sitting in the next room, so I'm basically there to take care of them and help them get the job done better.
What's getting to me, though, is that there's no direct benefit to the world there. We've all got only a short time on earth, and I'd like to look back when I'm 60 and say I managed to make a few scared people less scared, send a few sick people home to their love ones, and help a few people become stronger, healthier, and happier. That's simply never going to happen in my job now. It's not a vocation. Plus, I'm annoyed with it.
I volunteered in a hospital when I was 14 and loved it, and I've always had a thing for the medical world, so I'm taking a run at this.