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I\'m considering to take up a study program either in Business intelligence, networking, programming or health informatics.
I have a degree in Banking and Finance.
Have taken introductory Java classes, DBMS and computer network 1 (CCNA).
Having it difficult to make the best decision on where to concentrate and built up a career. At times i also consider Financial Engineering!
What can you advice? THanks

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Which Career is Better?
None of the careers you listed is better than the other because you will find professionals thriving and succeeding in all of them.
The idea of choosing a career because you think that it is better than the other is a subjective way of making a choosing a career.
An alternative, perhaps better method is to realize that while one career is good for someone, it may not be good for you.
In other words, it is the \"YOU\" in that makes the difference.
It is actually better to ask the question this way:
1. Which Career Is Better For \"ME\"?
2. Where can I make a difference?
In answering the first question:
Which career is better for me, you will have to make a list of your goals, dreams, passions, interests, abilities, likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses use that to evaluate your opportunities and threats.
Again, I say it is the \"YOU\" that makes the difference. You have to look at your own goals, dreams, ambitions, financial needs, etc.
Here are a few questions that you can answer that will help you make a better decision:
1. Is making a lot of money important to you? If yes, which of these careers will help you earn a lot of money.
2. Can you afford a career that requires you to spend 4 years in college and incur college debt? A few careers require a masters degree or an expensive and long college education.
3. How good are you at the skills required for those careers in comparison to others? Answering this question means that you have to make an inventory of the skills required in each career and then evaluate how your skills compares to others. E.g. as a Technical Writer, documentation and writing skills will be the primary skills you must practice and / or enjoy
By using more objective criteria like those mentioned in this post, you would be able to evaluate which career is better for you.
Let me know if this answers your question or if you need more help ...
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