Find something you like. If you enjoy it you'll do well, if you hate it you won't. It might be cliche but that's because it's true.
I went to school for degrees that I knew had the best return on investment but I wanted to work with computers. I received some bad advice, that it wouldn't pay well so I avoided it. I hated the classes I was in and it didn't go well for me. I decided I would do what I wanted to do and quickly found out it would pay off. Now I'm a software engineer and I'm really grateful I followed that path. I wish I had sooner.
Software engineer job start around 6 figures. If not It only takes a year or two to get above that. Once you have experience it's very easy to find jobs. It does often require a degree but it's worth it if you like computers and solving puzzles.
Amanda recommends the following next steps:
- Go to university and find out what you like.