Ok, a little bit about myself. I'm 28, male, recently married, don't have a degree and have been working IT/Computer Support for about 6 years now. I kind've just fell into this job. And although it's a good job, it's not a rewarding career, i'm getting sick of it and I need a change. So, I guess i'm looking for some advice on what my options are because i'm in dire need of a change. I feel like this job is really taking it's toll on me. I'm not as flexible as I use to be, my neck always hurts, my posture is getting worse and i'm tight everywhere. I know that I could just sit up straight and stretch but that's not the issue. The issue is I can't stand being a desk jockey anymore. I need to find a career that is going to challenge me and make me happy.
My passions in life are music and anything that has to do with the body. Working out, nutrition, the mechanics of the body, anything and everything. Since music is almost impossible to make into a career i'm left with trying to figure out how to make my other passion into a career.
Personal Training or something in that area would be my number one choice for a new career. I'm a major people person, love being around people, love helping people and would love to make a difference in people's lives. So, personal training is a natural fit. However, it could be very hard to make any money in that field. But ultimately, I think it would be the most rewarding for me.
Firefighter. I have thought about this ever since I was a kid. I love all aspects of it. It seems challenging and rewarding all at the same time.
Teacher. My sister is a 2nd grade teacher and I have lots of friends who are teachers. They all tell me that I would make an awesome teacher. I love kids and think it would be fun to be an elementary school teacher. Again, you are making a difference and can take pride in that.
Nurse/something in medicine. I have also always thought it would be great to do something in medicine. I wouldn't want to become a doctor but would love to do something else that would help people. I think becoming a nurse would be cool. They are in high demand and there are alot of different branches of nursing. I wouldn't want to be just a regular nurse, I would want to specialize in a certain area of nursing. I don't want to just give people their pills, clean them and that kind've stuff. I would want to do something else. However, I don't know what that is.
I guess the reason for this thread is to get some advice from people on any career I haven't thought of. Or get some advice on the careers I have listed. Like I said, I want to start making a difference, work with people and not be stuck at a desk anymore. Any career I choose will probably involve going to school and getting a degree which is fine with me. I just need a change. Any advice is welcome. Thanks all.