I am still a student. My formation and my personal thirst for knowledge led me to learn a lot of different things:
- Programming experience in several languages (low level ASM to higher level JAVA)
- Professional experience as network/sys admin
- Participed in SCRUM like projects for 4 years
- 1 year teaching experience in network and programming
- Self taught: security, project management
What I want to highlight here is that I have a variety of knowledge and experience that I would like to use in real life to the fullest. The problem is this: Before getting to any project management interesting position, I am expected to have some years of professional experience in the same field.
My goal is to get to a position where I can use all of these skills, learn and face challenges, and without passing by the coder phase. I don't want to do something that any coder can do, I want to be able to express myself and supervise others.
What to do in order to achieve this goal? I need a fast and efficient solution. What career path to follow and what competence do I need to acquire now? I am really willing to learn anything that can lead me there, I just despise doing something that I know I can do (coding, maintenance, ...), it would kill my motivation.
Thank you for helping me make a very important decision.
PS: I am sorry if I am off topic, I think this is the best choice to ask here since you may relate to my story and help me with your experience as project manager. Project manager is not the only job that would motivate me though, but you might be able to help me still.
EDIT: I really appreciate all of your answers, you seem to have so much to say about it and every bit of information is precious to me. Thank you !
Accepted: Good follow up in the comments, thanks.