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Hello again smart people Poke tongue | ;-P

I need your advice again. As you know, I did survived my first semester and now I'm starting thinking about eventual career path, so that I structure my learning and don't waste my time on learning something I will not be good at or will not want to work with anyway. I really want to be ready for a job as soon as it is possible. I don't want to spend hours diving in the areas of programming I don't have talent for and than compete with masterminds for some few jobs. I thought about some areas I'm intrested in but there are some cons and pros with them:

- Embedded systems - I dont have any background in physics and mathematics though, and becuase of that I don't know if it's a good idea.
- Android development - but I'm not sure if it's not too competitive and if there are enough job opportunities.
- .NET developer - but it means that I really have to get my degree to get job in this field. I wonder if BS will do?

I can learn some algortihms and understand them just for the job interview and the project, but I will never invent my own or be a data scientist or some algortihm expert so I don't want to work in the area where you heavily rely on complicated algorithms because I lack mathematical skills and talent. I think that my biggest advantage is being creative so I thought maybe I go into direction of Android development (as I already said) or web development. But I would like to stay programmer. I don't want to be a manager, and I don't want to sit in the meetings for hours before the white board talking about programming. My highest goal is to be senior devloper and that's it - I just want to program and of course sometimes I can have a meeting for max an hour a day or something Poke tongue | ;-P . But of course, I don't have a clue how the developer job really look like in reality, so which field of expertise would you recommend? Are there any users who work in the fields I mention and can share some thoughts?

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