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Hi, so I am 20 years and just started radiography this year and I don't think I want to do this as a career. I took 2 gap years and applied to loads of apprenticeships and didn't get in any so decided to do this degree but now I want to drop out and maybe apply for business management next year as I am looking for a career as a data scientist. I wanted to do business before got scared and didn't go for it. I have also thought about just doing this degree and doing a masters in computer science or business management but I don't know if that would work and I am already too old and I don't want to be behind in my life. sorry for this long post but really need so advice. Thank you
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Hi, so I am 20 years and just started radiography this year and I don't think I want to do this as a career. I took 2 gap years and applied to loads of apprenticeships and didn't get in any so decided to do this degree but now I want to drop out and maybe apply for business management next year as I am looking for a career as a data scientist. I wanted to do business before got scared and didn't go for it. I have also thought about just doing this degree and doing a masters in computer science or business management but I don't know if that would work and I am already too old and I don't want to be behind in my life. sorry for this long post but really need so advice. Thank you
let me tell you, u aint the only one. I'm also 20, did a 1 year gap year and then an access course in engineering thinking that I wanted to do engineering. As soon as I got to uni this year I knew this wasn't what I wanted to do. So I dropped out last week and am going through the ucas application again . You always feel left behind when you compare yourself to your peers. But let me tell you, its better to have these doubts now than when your 2-3 years into the course and indebt having regret. Take this year out to find out ur interest and explore more into programming and see how you feel about it. Recently I've come to the decision that I enjoy finance a lot more and am suited towards that field

Wish you luck on the journey and hope you find a career that your looking for!
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let me tell you, u aint the only one. I'm also 20, did a 1 year gap year and then an access course in engineering thinking that I wanted to do engineering. As soon as I got to uni this year I knew this wasn't what I wanted to do. So I dropped out last week and am going through the ucas application again . You always feel left behind when you compare yourself to your peers. But let me tell you, its better to have these doubts now than when your 2-3 years into the course and indebt having regret. Take this year out to find out ur interest and explore more into programming and see how you feel about it. Recently I've come to the decision that I enjoy finance a lot more and am suited towards that field

Wish you luck on the journey and hope you find a career that your looking for!
Thank you soo much, I feel soo much better knowing I am the only one feeling this way. I actually do programming as a hobby but I never thought I was good enough to consider it as a career and I still don't so that's why I want to go into it business as it's such a broad field. I know I shouldn't compare but knowing that people my age would be getting graduate jobs when I start uni is going to be really hard on me.
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Thank you soo much, I feel soo much better knowing I am the only one feeling this way. I actually do programming as a hobby but I never thought I was good enough to consider it as a career and I still don't so that's why I want to go into it business as it's such a broad field. I know I shouldn't compare but knowing that people my age would be getting graduate jobs when I start uni is going to be really hard on me.
perhaps theres a sandwich course for both computer science and business. If not try thinking where in business you'd like to specialise in or have an interest. Computer science is good since you've had experience with it. what interests you in business?
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perhaps theres a sandwich course for both computer science and business. If not try thinking where in business you'd like to specialise in or have an interest. Computer science is good since you've had experience with it. what interests you in business?
I think I want or would like to be a data analyst in the future because I really like the research part of the job and it involves computer programming as well but not too much and I think business management kind of combines everything and gives me a lot to work with.
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I think I want or would like to be a data analyst in the future because I really like the research part of the job and it involves computer programming as well but not too much and I think business management kind of combines everything and gives me a lot to work with.
You can easily become a data analyst with a few degrees ranging from maths, economics, cs and IT and potentially. I think its a matter of you choosing which degree is the most ideal for you. Many of these degrees are quite versatile as well so you wouldn't necessarily be boxed into one career path.

Consider these degrees over the next few months and see what interests you the most.
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Hi, so I am 20 years and just started radiography this year and I don't think I want to do this as a career. I took 2 gap years and applied to loads of apprenticeships and didn't get in any so decided to do this degree but now I want to drop out and maybe apply for business management next year as I am looking for a career as a data scientist. I wanted to do business before got scared and didn't go for it. I have also thought about just doing this degree and doing a masters in computer science or business management but I don't know if that would work and I am already too old and I don't want to be behind in my life. sorry for this long post but really need so advice. Thank you
Hi

My advice would be to do whatever makes you happy. If you don't like the degree you have chosen then why continue to do it? Especially if you know you don't want to do it as a career. I wouldn't feel stuck in this situation, remember you are completely in control of what you do in your life.

I did not like the degree i originally chose, so after a year i dropped out of that course and enrolled on another one. I haven't looked back since! It is unnerving starting again and it takes a lot of courage to admit when things are not going your way, but it is definitely uplifting when you recognise this and then do something about it, rather than sticking with a course that isn't making you happy.

Good luck finding your path, i hope it all works out for you!

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Hi, so I am 20 years and just started radiography this year and I don't think I want to do this as a career. I took 2 gap years and applied to loads of apprenticeships and didn't get in any so decided to do this degree but now I want to drop out and maybe apply for business management next year as I am looking for a career as a data scientist. I wanted to do business before got scared and didn't go for it. I have also thought about just doing this degree and doing a masters in computer science or business management but I don't know if that would work and I am already too old and I don't want to be behind in my life. sorry for this long post but really need so advice. Thank you
20 is far from old lmfao, you could have another 60 or 70 years on this earth, then you will be old. I think you need to take time to sit down and figure out what it actually is that you want as you sound confused.
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the thing is I don't have maths, computer science or business a levels at all, so for me, it's going to be much harder getting into those programs and even if I do(foundation year) what if I don't do well and just end up failing then I would be an even bigger failure, the degree I am doing seems like a really safe option even if I don't like it that much. I really don't know.
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the thing is I don't have maths, computer science or business a levels at all, so for me, it's going to be much harder getting into those programs and even if I do(foundation year) what if I don't do well and just end up failing then I would be an even bigger failure, the degree I am doing seems like a really safe option even if I don't like it that much. I really don't know.
Computer science seems the best way to go. Since you have a good foundation in programming. Why not dedicate your gap year trying various languages out, who knows you might even enjoy that and instead try applying for local job around it. You can always research the type of maths necessary for the course and prepare in advance.
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Hi, thanks for all the replies. I have decided to wait till Christmas and then think about dropping out because I know if I don't wait it out for a bit I will probably regret this.
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