Answered by Lori, Hiring Expert at Cigna, on Friday, September 30, 2016
There are many times when people start off down one path in their education and while on that path, they realize that it might not be what they want to do for the long term. Depending on where you are in pursuing your degree, you have a couple of options. Do you have another area of study which interests you? Have you taken a class or classes that you find that you feel passionate about? If you have definitive answers to those questions, it may make sense to look into what it would mean to switch your major to those areas. If it wouldn't make sense to switch majors, then there are still options available to you. Having a degree in computer applications can be applied to various areas of a large company; the obvious being IT, but you can also apply it to Marketing, HR, Project Management, and many others. Depending on how creative you are, having a background in computer applications can take you down a more graphic design road. Also, another thing to keep in mind is that an IT job can vary dramatically from one company to another and one industry to another. It would be beneficial to you to explore various options before you dismiss it as a career, if you are thinking of making a change due to low pay and it being too hectic. It may surprise you! Good luck to you!