Hello, everyone. My name is Sam. I am a freshman in college, and I am-- let us just say-- very worried about how in the world I could ever get a job in the field I want. I have grown up in Louisiana, Shreveport. My entire life I've been prepped to the belief that you go to college and then you get a job in the field and area that you want and live happily ever after. What I've been slowly realizing is the fact that no matter what I can think of, I come short of having a job at a computer hardware development center. For anyone, really... But I would much rather desktop motherboard engineering over anything else. Anyways.. For years of my life, 4 in a row now- working on 5- I have KNOWN I wanted to develop and design computer hardware. I currently work at a computer repair shop in town that is the last resort. As in- Best Buy, Or whoever it is in town people take computers to, if they can't fix it, the person is usually referred to us in some way or another. By working here, I have realized that, even more so now than before- I am fascinated with the inner workings of a computer component. Point being.. I am very well driven towards what I want to do.. But NO ONE in town is able to give me any information on how to get there... I've talked to many people, and no one gives me a straight answer. The so called "couselors" are more like sales represenatives than anything else. I can't make sense of what to do. I am getting worried and lost now. Does anyone have any advice for me? If it requires that I go to out of state college and come out owing 30,000 or more in debts... I won't do it.. Just.. no.. There are way too many people I know in real life and online that have gotten a degree, but never could get any jobs with it..