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I can't decide my career in computer science field

  • 8 September 2019
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I'm a 3nd year CS major from Egypt and i can't decide right which field i want to work in it i found Android developing nice but when i see any of machine learning application or videos on how ML engineers work i feel like "sure, i should learn ML and get job in AI field" but i when i learn any thing related to AI my mind get rid of motivation and start thinking in those points.
1 - You hate Math stop doing that.
2 - NO low jobs opportunities related to AI in Egypt and you need money to life.
3 - Android has jobs opportunities and no Math go for Android.
now i feel like lost and i can't decide what should i learn and sometimes i decide to learn Android to get money and still learning AI to get my dream job what do you think guys.

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Hello mohamd_zezo,

Career direction is always a tough decision, one of which I am sure many could give you a plethora of way to proceed with. I struggled for years with this same decision myself, and in the end what worked best with me was to pick the field I had the most interest in.
Once I knew the industry I wanted I went for the first job I could get in it, this will expose you to what the career can be like, what is required in the daily aspect of the career. This will start over time to help you understand the industry and if you like it or not.
With any luck you should start to form an idea, a direction that you want to go, based on your own personal experiences.
This being said researching the various roles and talking to fellow Computer Scientist in the industry, will over time be your best approach. You will build connections (the most powerful tool in any career), those same people can shed some light into what a career role can require and its day to day task, pay, etc.
So start looking for meetups and gatherings, join social sites for careers like LinkedIn.com, make those connections. Apply for entry level jobs, start getting some experience.
Most importantly don't give up. As Theodore Roosevelt once said, "“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”
Good luck to you friend.