I'm lost and don't know where to go next.
I'm a 25 y/o male.
Grade school and high school I always thought I'd play professional sports. Any career tests I took in school pointed me towards manual blue collar jobs. Bluntly, I want to make money and was put off by the results.
In college I drifted to 5 different schools no knowing what I wanted and just prolonging the inevitable. I left with a BS in Criminal Justice and an AAS in Health Studies and began working as a Paramedic.
Twice in college I started the process of entering the military. The first time was as a recruit in the AF. I stopped before the physical (19y/o) because I wasn't comfortable with not being able to control my life for 4 years, and it seemed few if any people were reenlisting after their first time around. The second time I tried as a CO. Took the ASVAB (93% woohoo!), but the recruiter lost interest when he saw I was set about the CO route.
I was not content being a Paramedic. I enjoyed being outdoors, not having a traditional 9-5, and not having to visually be watched by superiors. The majority of patients were scamming the system, and with the obesity epidemic, my back was getting pretty sore. I spent some time with rural Fire Departments, and didn't thoroughly enjoy it. As glorified as the job is, I felt it was just a bunch of fat and lazy guys in recliners. I always had the nagging urge that I should be doing something.
I left and started a internet/ web design/ crafts business for 6 months until I lost my savings
Then I took an internship doing data analysis in a cubicle. The thing growing up I feared the most. I think the culture and environment got to me the most. Needless to say, that is over and I have no plans of going back.
That brings me to today. I don't want to go back to being a Paramedic. It's a dead end job with terrible pay. Other countries have a better system, but I don't see any change in the future for us.
In 5 years I want to be making $60k+ with places to grow.
I've always been excited about engineering, but am afraid I wouldn't be able to cut it. In addition, I'd be close to 30 before I graduate.
Are veterinarians commonly ISTP? I've thought about it before, but am afraid I'd find too many similarities with being a Paramedic.
I've been helping my GF with her MBA homework and am shocked at how quickly my brain says, "Who cares?", and shuts down. I know I couldn't take another Sociology or English class, and have a feeling I couldn't make it through some Chemistry or advanced Math.
I did interview for a State Medical Fraud position that sounded interesting. It combined some undercover investigative work along with research. Being a humble introvert, I feel the interview didn't go very well. Extremely disappointing as I am usually able to pull it together. I've considered the police as there are many more advancement opportunities than a paramedic, but would prefer something a bit more.
Any help or suggestions or constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.
My hobbies include playing team sports, gunsmithing, and beer/wine making. Lately I haven't had much passion for any of them.