Steve Seals

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Personally, I would recommend taking no courses at all until you know what you want to do. There are too many people out there going to school and then getting jobs that they really don't even care about. You could simply go through some online tutorials (there are tons of them) and do some work to see what you think you ENJOY doing the most. Apache web server is free, as are all of the tools to run your own local web server. You could set those up, go through some free tutorials, and decide if you're actually interested in web development at all. Same with application development. You could work with so many different languages that require absolutely no monetary investment to see if you even like doing it or not. Even microsoft has gotten aboard and have the .NET express editions that are free of charge. You could decide on your own whether you like java, .NET, web development, python, ruby, etc, etc, etc with only an investment of a few hours a week.

Deciding to go down a career path because you can make some money doing it is a terrible idea. People do it all the time, and they fail miserably. If you don't enjoy doing a job, you WILL NOT give it your best, no matter what you think. Would you rather have a surgeon working on your heart that chose his career path because he could drive fancy cars and buy a big house? Or would you rather have a surgeon that chose his career path because he wants to heal people? This is a no brainer and any prospective employer will choose the person that has the passion for the job over someone that has the passion for a pay check. And believe me, you really can tell the difference between the two.
11 years ago
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