I have a bit of a "Career Conundrum". I am 32 years old and I am only just "starting out" on my career journey. Since leaving school, I have been a personal trainer, intermingled with years of not working due to serious health issues. Now that I am in a good place, I decided to go back to university as a mature student in September 2018 and am studying Earth Sciences (ie Geology). However, I have also developed a keen interest in tech, web development etc.
I am trying to decide whether it would be too risky to leave university and start learning tech online. I mean - what are the chances that I would get work or get hired by a company vs someone who has a lot of experience, a degree etc. And also, is the market becoming saturated? I've heard that there are too many people getting into tech lately, and also that in a few years, AI will have largely taken over anyway!
My issue with university is not the financial issue (my fees are actually paid for by the government/taxes in my country), but rather the time issue. It would be 4 years to obtain my undergrad, then 1-2 years for a masters.......I'm just not sure if at 32 I want to do that - because I also have dreams of having a family.......but at the same time I'm not sure if going the tech road is too much of a risk.
I hope that my situation makes sense! Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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I have been working in a Big4 tax firm, where my role is limited to only one country tax specialist.
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Help please - Which way do I go?
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i have spoken to a couple of employment attorneys and 1 or 2 believe I have a discrimination case.
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