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I'm getting on a bit (26 years old!) and the only qualifications I have are GCSEs. I am wasting my life in a temporary admin job that I hate and I know I could do better (and therefore be enjoying myself). I desperately NEED a change in career, not that one exists already! I love travelling, like using computers, am technically minded. I have 20/20 vision, in sound health and have some money put away if this can be put to good use in advancing my career. I enjoy cars (or anything in the automotive industry) - I really enjoy F1. I am artistic, and can use computers for graphical artwork. I am really into photography. BUT... I have no idea what I can do, and I feel time is running out for me to make my mind up! I am willing to go back to college if that will help me. I suffer from social anxiety, which severely impacts my ability to interact in work/if I went back to college. I am working on this with medication, although I do get on very well with people once I get to know them. What are people's suggestions? I really can't put up with inputting sales orders and writing advice slips any more. Thankyou loads :)

Asked By: jimmy - 11/4/2008
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It sounds like web design would be a good idea. You can work in a whole host of industries, including automotive, and once you've got a bit of experience under your belt you can always freelance/work from home (a useful fall-back position should your anxiety get any worse... More
Answered By: Merlina - 11/4/2008
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you could work for the ROyal NAvy fixing the computers and machinery onboard sumarines and stuff. i know it soulnds a bit far fetched, but if you do a course in maths, and it, physics would probably help it would be a great carrer
Answered By: Pheebs! - 11/4/2008
 
US army well thats what i would go for
Answered By: Sunny - 11/4/2008
 
You could maybe try pursueing a career in computer programming, digital media, or web design. I do not think it will take too long to get to it but I think, with the information you given, that you would probably enjoy one of these paths.
Answered By: Cassinator yo! :) - 11/4/2008
 
I would say a car designer. Work for someone like Ferrari or Audi and try designer a car for them Hope I helped!
Answered By: Aisha S - 11/4/2008
 
the previous answers were exactly where my mind went too.Sounds like you would love working in the armed forces in some sort of technical support role. Why not contact them and see what they can offer you... More
Answered By: lisa b - 11/4/2008
 
Well....the above answer is a good suggestion....and I'm 16 facing the same problem.All you gotta do is...NOT to worry,but DON'T take it easy either.Today's world is mostly about qualifications and competitions more than likes and dislikes.Since you do like cars and designing,I'd suggest you try the automobile industry... More
Answered By: Trevor D - 11/4/2008
 
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