I cannot decide my destination regarding my career; what should I do? I have a master's degree of science with physics first class and I'm working as a teacher, but my mind is not set for this...

I cannot decide my destination regarding my career; what should I do?

I have a master's degree of science with physics first class and I'm working as a teacher, but my mind is not set for this job. Please give me some advice.

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This is advice, and as such is only my personal solution. Your education has supplied you with several skills besides a thorough knowledge of the laws of physics. You now know how to use the scientific method to determine logical patterns, and you can concentrate on a task long enough to bring it to a successful completion. I recommend you separate your quest into two parts: a career with a substantial source of income, and your “life’s work.” By "life's work," I mean to ask, “what project would you like to devote your precious life to?” In your education, you must have been exposed to some sort of fascinating area of inquiry – environment, space travel, prosthesis, commercial invention, modes of travel, etc. – some area that drew you in not because of its occupational potential, but because of some non-expressible fascination to you personally. Make that general or specific area your “life’s work.” Take any “job” that will pay the rent, but keep searching for opportunities to do your “life’s work.” Remember that the goal is to be happy, not to be rich.