"Computer programmer seeks new challenges"
November 11, 2011 6:16 AM Subscribe
I have a good computer science degree and about 4 years' experience as a programmer. What other jobs can I do?
posted by Kirn to work & money (12 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I worked on university projects relating to education and video games, mostly user interfaces. I'm sick of programming - specifically, the endless learning of new languages - but I do like universities and novel computing/technology/science in the real world.
I really enjoy design, in the most abstract sense - e.g. I would call an elegantly disguised but logical and effective plot twist as good 'design'. I feel like this could apply to lots of things, but I'm not sure what they are.
I also like comedy (I do stand-up and am very interested in this world), video games, science, rational/evidence-based thinking, left-wing ideals (equal rights, welfare state etc.), travel, flexible work, and being self-directed and independent.
Other skills: I'm a good writer and I'm organised. I'm not great at maths, multitasking or talking to people for long periods. I have no sense of direction and my common sense sometimes fails me.
What jobs/careers besides programmer might I enjoy and qualify for? All suggestions wacky or otherwise gratefully received!