Career Change Ideas Please
I've been working in my current role for just over two and half years.
I've been involved with IT since college (AVCE ICT), studied it at University (Business Information Technology) and took a placement year as a ICT Technician.
I am seriously considering a change of enviroment/role but i have no idea to what sort of role to apply for?
Money is a part of the reason for a change of career and i understand education isn't the best paid sector for IT Techs.
Although my manager is great and the tasks/jobs i do are great and vary, i do find the social side depressing sometimes in my current role.
In my previous jobs i have made very good friends and there has always been a social aspect to the job e.g. going out for drinks etc.
We dont talk too much in our department 9 two techs and one NM (we are busy sometimes with jobs etc which i understand) and the only people i really "have a laugh" with are the office staff.
I dont get the chance to socialise with teachers, i work 9-5 and havent had a chance to build up friendships and a lot of the people at my workplace are at a different stage in their life compared to me.
I would really like to work somewhere where there is a lively atmosphere, lots of teamwork and im open to a non IT role.
I was going to apply for a student paramedic role but unfortunately all the places on their course were full up.
I dont have any real responsibilities and would also consider working abroad.
I would really appreciate some advice/ideas/feedback.