Re: Looking to the future: What career is right for me?
Can't go wrong with Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, or anything related to Computer Information Systems. Environmental Engineering is growing like crazy. Even in this bad economy, the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) are hiring like mad. And they all pay well.
With any of these careers there will be a technical and a business side to them, so you can choose what is best for you as far as that goes. Do something you enjoy for sure, but also be employable -- and with the career paths you have in mind, I don't think employment will be a challenge for you.
There is no reason not to follow your heart.