I am currently working full-time as a software developer with a bachelors in Computer Science and a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction. However, I'm finding more and more that this sort of job is completely draining on me because I find it so tedious. I would much rather be more physically active in my job and my interests lean more towards things like photography and fitness activities. Is there a way for me to be more physical in my job when my skills are pretty much only in IT?
I'm 26 and would prefer a career change without much more school.
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Just really adding on to Alyssa's thoughtful answer here:
Could you find a software development or UX design job for an outdoor oriented company, and something that would drive you to go outdoors? How about Go Pro camera development or work for Garmin or Trimble Outdoors? How about a fitness company making training software and fitness devices?
You have a great skill set! I bet you can find a way to merge these two worlds.
No school needed!
Have you thought about transitioning to a Business Analyst or User Design role? It would involve more interaction with clients, and communicating the needs of the client/end user to the development team. Most of the time, people with solid technical backgrounds that can also demonstrate strong people skills can make this transition without further school and minimal on-the-job training. You may not even have to leave the company you're with now, if they have that sort of position available!