So if you remember, I asked for some advice regarding school and what I should do. I am currently a Junior at college. I am currently a computer and video game design major, after switching from a math major (only one year). But, I really don't like programming or making games or websites. I just find it boring and kinda frustrating since you can just bang your head against it for a while and the solution could just be a small, stupid mistake. It is tough too since the classes are really open and I like a more guided path.
I also really like music. I took a music education class this semester and have really been enjoying it. I also really enjoying playing in the band. I have also tutored a few kids for the past few years in my instrument and have enjoyed that a lot and find a lot of satisfaction from it. During high school, the majority of my time was spent with music, and I wanted to be a music major, up until my Senior year when I thought maybe I should do something more practical (math at the time). I talked to some of the music advisors and they gave my a schedule of what my remaining time at school would be if I switch to music ed. I would have to stay for another full year.
So, I talked to my current advisor and asked about jobs in games that doesn't involve creation or coding or designing or things along those lines. One of the options he said I thought would be a good idea. He suggested that I go to business school after and be on the business side of games or the tech industry. My parents also said this when I asked them for advice, and they said they will support whatever I decide, whether it be finish my current major or switch into music ed.
Some of the negatives of music ed is basically only being a music teacher, though I don't really like things being too open so that isn't bad for me. Another negative would be not knowing what type of school I would go into, whether it is a good suburban or a not so well off urban school, I know this may sound a little snobby, but that is a big concern for teachers, music especially since they are the first to be cut a bit. The negatives of continuing is that I don't really like what I am doing now, but I do love games and the industry and talking/writing about games, and every game company needs business people. The negatives of business is that I don't know what type of business I like, but I think I would know at business school (I don't know). Even if I don't do business for games or technology, I can still do business for other industries.
I feel kinda better typing this out since it gets all my thoughts out there. It's a tough decision since do I do something that I love and have some experience in, but not as much options. Or do i stick it out for a year and a half and then go try something new with business school and have more options. I know that money is a factor too, but right now I just want to choose what is best for me. Thanks for reading and please give me some feedback.