Shevek (shevek) wrote,
Shevek
shevek

I'm becoming more and more curious about ProTools. I'm told that there's a lack of true computer programmers in the digital music industry. I'm very tempted to try to become one. I don't expect there's any money in it but I will be looking for something random for at least 6 months to a year, and the shortlist is as follows: When I finish my degree, I want to relax for a little while and do something different, something interesting, possibly with a view to a long term career change, possibly just for fun and to see a different side of things. What should it be?

What should I do?

Rickshaw driver
2(16.7%)
Digital music programmer (writing DSP applications)
4(33.3%)
Theatre technician
2(16.7%)
Fashion designer or manufacturer
1(8.3%)
Otherwhat
3(25.0%)

If other, what?

If I take the suggested career option, should I do it as

A degree
0(0.0%)
An apprenticeship
0(0.0%)
Full time work
4(36.4%)
Part time work (alongside a job based on a "primary" skill)
5(45.5%)
Otherhow
2(18.2%)

If other, how?

Which of these would you have picked for yourself, given the choice?

Rickshaw driver
2(16.7%)
Digital music programmer (writing DSP applications)
3(25.0%)
Theatre technician
1(8.3%)
Fashion designer or manufacturer
2(16.7%)
Your suggested "Otherwhat"
1(8.3%)
None of the above
3(25.0%)


I have tried to exclude options which I would love but which wouldn't make money to live on. I'm tempted to add things like, "Become a coach" to the list, but while I would like to be a coach I don't think that I would enjoy coaching as much as any of the ideas above, and anyhow, I'm going to have to do quite a few more years training first. Whatever I do, I'm likely to try to get training up to 10 or 12 hours a week again, because it was good fun and good for me. I'm currently down to one hour until I graduate, and while I feel that I'm making progress, this is really deadtime.
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