I've been in IT for the past 12 years doing web development and project management in the Higher Ed. It wasn't my intention to be in the IT, and I must admit I feel somewhat burned out. I was really fascinated with and good at chemistry and biology in high school (I was good at all science subjects, actually), but for practical reasons ended up in IT. I have a BS in Computer Science.
I want to choose something practical where it wouldn't be extremely difficult to find a job in a big city, and I could have a steady paycheck with let's say 50-60K or above.
I'm considering several options:
- completely switching to a practical bio degree. I've read that something like Biochemistry or Bio-engineering could be practical. I'm 35, so I'm not sure if it would be too late or impractical to do something like this.
- Doing a master's in bio-informatics. While interesting, I've read that the pay isn't that great, and the positions seem to be scarce
- I have also seen degrees in Health Informatics that have to do with managing electronic record systems and such.
- Staying in the IT, and perhaps choosing a different branch (e.g. security) or doing a Master's in Info Sys Management
Any advice? Or maybe there are options I haven't considered yet?