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Now, granted, I'm neither a seasoned programmer (especially by your definition :-) nor a scientist, but...

How about something completely different, like emergency medicine? Around here (AB, Canada), a basic EMS certification takes about two months of training, IIRC. If you like it, cool; if you don't, it's hardly a big waste of time, and you come out with plenty of useful knowledge.

And to bring this post back on topic, you might find that programming becomes more fun when it's not your Real Job.

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in thread Advancing oneself personally and professionally as a programmer (discussion) by deprecated

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