Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Work Directions

Another area I'm thinking about is what I want to do professionally.  My current job is not thrilling, well paying, or pushing me forward.  Actual development work is down, so I've taken, literally, 25 computer-based training (CBT) courses this month.  Some of those were required, but others were actually useful.  I've 'studied' for the A+ certification, relearned C programming, and focused my developmental pursuits on Agile Methodologies.  As much as I'm learning, it is getting boring. 

So what do I want to do next?  That's kinda what I'm trying to figure out.  I want to work with C programming and move toward embedded Linux.  But part of me also wants to work on data analysis, which is distantly related to what I do now (before I ran out of work).  I know I could work on data analysis (a good job, applicable in many industries) professionally and move toward embedded Linux on my own.  I would need to take a stats class, but I kinda want to anyway.  Yes, I know I'm weird.

Other than that, and the JET program, which I can stay to a maximum of five years, I really don't know what I want to do.  But as long as I stay away from Plan J, I'll be all right.

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