In testing we assure the quality of any change, enhancement or fix that is implemented on IT systems with in the company, both internal and customer facing. As a test lead I work with the Testers, Developers and Stakeholders to ensure testing is completed on target and that any impediments are resolved.
Being sent to a flagship store to test their newly installed shopping kiosk and no one telling the security guards that I was going or that the test I was going to do was going to make the kiosk enter its under attack mode - it was certainly spectacular
My degree is BA in Primary Education and English - you might think this is a million miles away from my career but actually the skills I learnt in Classroom management and Communication have been invaluable.
Tech wasn't really an option for me when I was younger so it is defiantly something I have come to later in life when I was looking for a new challenge. There are so many different opportunities open in the Digital/tech arena, no two days are ever the same and it is a great feeling to know that millions of people are using systems you helped to put out there.
Dont get pigeonholed in to a specific area early on - unless you have a calling! There are so many opportunities and the skills are so easily transferable that you can really try anything.