I am 23 years old and currently in my 2nd semester of my 4th year of college. Regular college students are typically done after this semester, but unfortunately I still have 43 credits to go due to starting out at a local community college and dealing with pre-requisites.
I should be able to graduate by Summer 2013 even if I switch from CS to IT.
Here is my dilemma. I am considering switching from Computer Science to Information Technology. I have started becoming less and less interested in programming. I am pretty sure I do not want a career in programming. I would like to work in the I.T. field doing something like systems administration or networking administration or something like that. I just don't think I want to be a programmer.
The CS curriculum still has quite a few programming intensive courses for me (Data Structures, Operating Systems, and 24 credit hours of electives). I know the CS curriculum is difficult and its going to be even more difficult with my lack of interest in programming.
My main concern about switching from CS to Information Technology is job security. I hear that the CS degree is more lucrative and worthwhile than the IT degree and the former having more job prospects. My biggest fear is to switch to an IT degree, graduate, and face extreme difficulties finding a job and feeling regret.
I have been stressing about this CONSTANTLY even when I originally declared myself as a CS major. I started out at a community college because I was not completely sure what I wanted to major in. I decided on CS for my love of computers and technology, but I had no prior programming experience. It has been driving me crazy. I feel like I am living someone else's life and I have not been happy at all. I am starting to get tired of school (who wouldn't after 4 years!) and desperately want to work. Although, I still have quite a bit to go. I badly want to make a decision and just be happy, but I know this is a huge decision which could possibly be life altering which terrifies me.
I would greatly appreciate any advice you guys could give me in regards to changing from CS to IT.
Thank you so much for reading this and taking the time out of your day to do so.