I find myself at a crossroads in my career, and I'm eager for guidance on the best path forward. For the past 13 years, I've been fully immersed in ActionScript 3, dedicating the last 8 years to developing a Windows client for NEC Chicago's communication solution while working remotely from Sibiu, Romania.
Now at the age of 38, I'm faced with a few challenges. First, salaries in my city are considerably lower compared to what I was earning in the United States. Second, it appears that the technology landscape is evolving rapidly, and my expertise in AS3 and Flex doesn't seem as attractive to potential employers.
Here are the options I'm considering:
Swift iOS: Exploring the world of iOS development with Swift.
SAP: Although it's a completely new field for me, I have a friend who might be able to provide some assistance and mentorship.
Android: Diving into Android development, a thriving and ever-evolving platform.
AS3: Trying to identify clients or projects that require expertise in ActionScript 3, possibly offering mentoring services or developing Starling mobile apps for clients who prioritize the end product over the underlying technology.
Unity C#: Venturing into game development using Unity and C#.
This is a critical juncture in my career, and I'm not just seeking a professional path but also one that resonates with my personal aspirations. Any advice or insights you can offer would be greatly appreciated as I navigate this transition.
PS>I GPT this.