My first thought is no, technology isn't the biggest factor in a career choice. The biggest factor in choosing a career is, will you like it?
Technology is everywhere and will only continue to grow and be a part of our daily lives. With that said, what ever you choose to do as a career, technology will always be a part of it. They key is - the technology is exciting if you like the work.
As one who has spent a few decades in a career I've learned, you really HAVE TO love what you do. Meaning on most days it feels like school recess. It's fun and you feel like your playing. We spend a lot of time at work, we need to have passion and happiness to want to go back everyday.
Jennifer recommends the following next steps:
- Consider an interest you have and look deeper into the technology of that interest. Learn how the technology is designed and used. Then think about how much that technology would figure in if you chose to do your interest as a career.