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Soul Quest

  1. Sep 9, 2011 #1
    I just got hired part time at a software company. I'm a student, and I'm not an experienced programmer, but I like doing it when I am not over my head, and I can see how people are drawn to the positive aspects of a career in software/computing.

    The problem is that it's not always exciting, and when I feel like I'm just punching the clock I wonder what life would be like in the sciences. I've considered Computer Engineering as a major, based on a co-worker's recommendation (she says don't waste your time with engineering, just get your CS or CE degree and get to work). Before I wanted to be an engineer and work outside a lot and with my hands, now I can't decide between Physics, ME, or CE. I'm sure computing works its way into all of these fields, and I don't know if I could really just code for the rest of my life. It does seem to afford some good luxuries though, and the hours are a bit flexible. I've also considered trying to be an engineer working with oceanographers and other marine scientists. Any students/professionals with experience relevant to this "question"?.

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