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    What job is right for me?

    After looking at colleges and preparing for life beyond academia, I have realized that I don't truly know what I want to do as a profession. I know I would like to do something with programming, but I'm not certain if I will get bored with just making software.

    Here are a few projects I made that I liked doing...
    -a rudimentary "siri" for the computer (java)
    -arduino received serial information from python based gui in linux to make an led blink(python, arduino, bash) (simple, yet expandable)
    -arduino transmitted serial information to control computer via tv remote and wii nunchuk (python, arduino, dos)
    -rational route theorem calculator (vb, dos, java) (...It made my head hurt, but it taught me a lot, so I enjoyed it.)

    After reading these examples, you might be able to see that I enjoy relaying data from the real world into and from a computer. If there was a job that would allow me to do similar things, but on a bigger scale, I believe I would thoroughly enjoy it.

    So my question is, what job is right for me? And consequently, what majors/minors in college would be advised?

    Thanks for your time!

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    I see alot of Arduino and some math in there... perhaps a field in Eletrical Engineering or just Engineering as a whole? There would be alot of that kind of work involved I believe. Especially math.

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    Thanks for the reply! My idea was to major in comp sci, and minor in Electrical Engineering. Most of the courses overlap so it would only be a few more math classes. The weird thing is, I don't particularly do well in math. I get A's in it, but it's not my strongest.

    I do enjoy working with the arduino, but the main reason i do is due to the fact that I'm able to do so much with it.For example, I could make my home lights go to the same intensity and cycle as the sun in another location around the world, using just a computer and the arduino. It is that kind of freedom that I would love to have in a job. I would like a job that meshes Comp Sci with Electrical Engineering, for lack of better words.

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    If you are interested in creative arts work then working in graphic design is one of the best career making options. Currently so many crowdsourcing websites providing jobs where you can either bid or participate on open contests on that work.

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    I don't think I'm very artistic, so I definitely wouldn't want to do that as a profession. I am always up for learning something new, so I could try reading about it and trying some design if it would help me!

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    It's a totally depend on you, what you like a most and which subject you or language in you have more interest. My suggestion is first to think about u what u can do better and which filed that filed you select.

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    Sounds like you're on your way. You only need so much math if you're already getting A's even for EE. (up to partial differential(?)) Probably the best of you is EE with emphasis to computer engineering and signals systems etc.

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    I would emphasize EE if you can work on it. I regret I went the CS route. pretty much jobless that way with the saturated global competition.
    With an EE emphasized on CS you can go a lot farther. EE always taken more seriously than CS I come to painfully learn. good luck.

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    As you have mention in your project about the programming languages It seems like you are too much aware about such languages.
    So, I'll suggest go for JAVA developer because this field has big demand in MNC and even you will get good salary.

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    As you have done two projects in the Python and Java genre respectively it will be best to work as a Java and Python Developer it will be your choice to choose any one genre either Java or Python and also it is upto you to choose whether you are workin in a company or you wish to work as a freelance writer. You can decide your way of work either online or offline it is upto you.


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