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How did you determine which career path to choose in software engineering?


My philosophy is that if you enjoy all of them and they have similar prospects, then it doesn't really matter :-) It seems you've done enough research to know whether you'll really enjoy it. Perhaps all the choices are good choices.

I've also chosen paths just because they were/seemed more difficult, like it seems you are proposing. It was interesting, but I would not do it the same way again. All the options would have allowed me to challenge myself by trying to excel.

In general:

  • Look at current and future opportunities.
  • Consider what you enjoy working on.
  • There may not be one best path, there could be multiple.

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