I studied IT for the wrong reasons and after I worked for a year, I realized how unfulfilling it is to me.
After 1 year of unemployment, I’m feeling completely useless and I’m considering getting another job in programming just for the sake of working (perhaps life suck for everybody and I’m just being too picky), but I’m also considering doing a master in other area (I’m thinking of finance (but I’m afraid that automation will kill the jobs) or risk management) or going for a second bachellor degree.
If I could go back in time, I would definitely don’t go for CS, I would go for something more humanistic like law, medicine or economy or maybe civil engineering (not finance but it’s one of the masters I can do with my bachellor).
I have clinic history of depression, so I don’t know how to tell if I disliked my job or I wasn’t capable of feeling okay in general. I find spending all day in the computer and working in such a fragmented industry sad. Also, where I live, programming is not well payed; if you get 30k/yr you are at the head of the curve, average is 25k/yr.