I ended up working for that entry level IT job for about 3 years. During this time, I worked on my AAS degree. Unfortunately, I had to move on from that job and over the course of about a year and a half, I jumped from IT job to IT job and didn't find anything that would stick. Fortunately, though, I did finish my Associates degree in IT.
Also, around this time, I took the Udacity Nanodegree in Intro to Programming and finished it. I started looking around at coding boot camps after that. I tried some out but decided they were not for me. Although I do think they can be a very good option should you decide to go that route.
I still felt I needed some more training and to go ahead and get a BS in tech to round it out and increase me chances of employment. I did a lot of research and wanted a school that was affordable, and I could do online since I was still working full time.
I ended up deciding on Western Governors University and am now enrolled in the BS in software development there. I also found my dream job at a remote company that fits in great with my career goals and skill set.
My career path was not usual nor linear, but I have finally found somewhere that I feel l can excel in and that fits my life well. I will finish up my BS and hopefully continue working for this current company. My intention would be to move into a more development role as I get better at software development. Only time will tell, but I definitely do not regret jumping ship on my original degrees and career path for the one I am currently on!
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